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ester

 [es´ter]
a compound formed from an alcohol and an acid by removal of water.

es·ter

(es'tĕr),
An organic compound containing the grouping, -X(O)-O-R (X = carbon, sulfur, phosphorus, etc.; R = radical of an alcohol), formed by the elimination of H2O between the -OH of an acid group and the -OH of an alcohol group; usually written as in ethyl acetate (from acetic acid and ethyl alcohol), CH3CO-OC2H5 or CH3COOC2H5.

es·ter

(es'tĕr)
An organic compound containing the grouping, -X(O)-O-R (X = carbon, sulfur, phosphorus; R = radical of an alcohol), formed by the elimination of H2O between the -OH of an acid group and the -OH of an alcohol group.

ester

a compound formed from an alcohol and an acid.

es·ter

(es'tĕr)
An organic compound containing the grouping, -X(O)-O-R (X = carbon, sulfur, phosphorus; R = radical of an alcohol), formed by the elimination of H2O between the -OH of an acid group and the -OH of an alcohol group.

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This consequence is in agreement with our previous finding [18] detailed in a process of esterifying crude palm oil and alcohol with Bronsted imidazolium ILs.
It can be prepared by a process comprising the following steps: alcoholyzing a drying oil with a polyol; adding successively, to the product from the first step, a dibasic anhydride, an unsaturated fatty acid containing a conjugated double bond and an epoxy resin, and esterifying to obtain an epoxy polyester; and copolymerizing the epoxy polyester and an acrylic monomer.
The epoxidized 10-undecenoic acid triglyceride (EUDA TAG) used in this study was synthesized by first esterifying glycerol with the [omega]-unsaturated fatty acid, 10-undecenoic acid.