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[meth-uh-leyt] /ˈmɛθ əˌleɪt/ Chemistry

Also called methoxide. any derivative of , as , CH 3 ONa.
any compound containing the .
verb (used with object), methylated, methylating.
(in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the .
to mix with , as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.
(transitive) to mix with methanol
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is introduced into a molecule
another name for methoxide

methylate meth·yl·ate (měth’ə-lāt’)
v. meth·yl·at·ed, meth·yl·at·ing, meth·yl·ates

An organic compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of methyl alcohol is replaced by a metal.
Noun An organic compound having the general formula CH3OR, in which R is a metal. Methylates are formed by replacing the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group (OH) of methyl alcohol with a metal.

Verb To combine with the methyl radical.


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