high-energy phosphates

(redirected from energy-rich phosphates)

high-en·er·gy phos·phates

those phosphate esters and phosphoanhydrides that, on hydrolysis, yield an unusually large amount of energy, for example, nucleotide polyphosphates such as ATP, enol phosphates such as phosphoenolpyruvate.
See also: high-energy compounds.

high-en·er·gy phos·phates

(hī-en'ĕr-jē fos'fāts)
Those phosphate esters and phosphoanhydrides that, on hydrolysis, yield an unusually large amount of energy; e.g., nucleotide polyphosphates such as ATP, and enol phosphates such as phosphoenolpyruvate.
See also: high-energy compounds