transesterification

noun

trans·​es·​ter·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌtran(t)s-e-ˌster-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, tranz- How to pronounce transesterification (audio)
: a reversible reaction in which one ester is converted into another (as by interchange of ester groups with an alcohol in the presence of a base)

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“Transesterification.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transesterification. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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