carboxylate

carboxylate

[kahr-bok-suh-leyt]
verb (used with object), carboxylated, carboxylating.
1.
to introduce the carboxyl group into (an organic compound).
noun
2.
a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.

Origin:
1925–30; carboxyl + -ate2

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carboxylate (kɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪt)
 
n
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

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carboxylate   (kär-bŏk'sə-lāt')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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