to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid having a formula of the type M(RCOO)x, where M is a metal and R an organic group, or R1COOR², where R1 and R² are organic groups
A salt or ester of an organic acid, containing the radical COO. Soaps, which are usually the sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, are carboxylates.
the process of carboxylating. carboxylation car·box·yl·a·tion (kär-bŏk’sə-lā’shən) n. The introduction of a carboxyl group into a compound or molecule.
any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. noun any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group See also fatty acid carboxylic acid (kär’bŏk-sĭl’ĭk) An organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. Carboxylic acids often have names ending in -oic acid, such as benzoic acid. Amino acids, fatty acids, and […]
carboxyltransferase carboxyltransferase car·box·yl·trans·fer·ase (kär-bŏk’səl-trāns’fə-rās’, -rāz’) n. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of carboxyl groups from one compound to another. Also called transcarboxylase.
a white, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, used as a coating and sizing for paper and textiles, a stabilizer for various foods, and an appetite suppressor.