Ethylate



[eth-uh-leyt] /ˈɛθ əˌleɪt/ Chemistry

verb (used with object), ethylated, ethylating.
1.
to introduce one or more groups into (a compound).
noun
2.
Also called ethoxide. a metallic derivative of , as potassium ethylate, KOC 2 H 5 .
/ˈɛθɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
noun
2.
another name for an ethoxide

ethylate eth·yl·ate (ěth’ə-lāt’)
n.
A compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol is replaced by a metallic atom, usually sodium or potassium. v. eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·ing, eth·yl·ates
To introduce the ethyl group into a compound.
eth’yl·a’tion n.

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