orthoformic ester

noun

Definition of orthoformic ester

: an ester of orthoformic acid especially : the liquid triethyl ester HC(OC2H5)3 of pungent odor made by reaction of sodium ethoxide with either chloroform or carbon tetrachloride and used in making acetals

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“Orthoformic ester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthoformic%20ester. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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