carboxylate

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

carboxylate (plural carboxylates)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.

Verb[edit]

carboxylate (third-person singular simple present carboxylates, present participle carboxylating, simple past and past participle carboxylated)

  1. (organic chemistry) To form a carboxyl group by introduction of carbon dioxide
  2. (organic chemistry) To react with a carboxylic acid