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"Esterification" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The process of converting an acid into an alkyl or aryl derivative. Most frequently the process consists of the reaction of an acid with an alcohol in the presence of a trace of mineral acid as catalyst or the reaction of an acyl chloride with an alcohol. Esterification can also be accomplished by enzymatic processes.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Esterification" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Esterification" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 24 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1992 and 1996 and 1997 and 2006
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