toluate

[tol-yoo-eyt]
noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of any of the four isomeric toluic acids.

Origin:
1855–60; tolu(ic acid) + -ate2

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toluate (ˈtɒljʊˌeɪt)
 
n
any salt or ester of any of the three isomeric forms of toluic acid
 
[C19: from tolu(ic acid) + -ate1]

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The p-xylene is oxidized by air to p-toluic acid, which is subsequently esterified to methyl p-toluate.
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