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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.

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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.


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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 28 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1992 and 1996 and 1997 and 2000 and 2006
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