Definition of Acetylation

1. Noun. The process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound. "The acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin"

Generic synonyms: Acylation
Derivative terms: Acetylate, Acetylate



Definition of Acetylation

1. Noun. (chemistry) The reaction of a substance with acetic acid or one of its derivatives; the introduction of one or more acetyl groups into a substance ¹

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Definition of Acetylation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acetylation

1. Formation of an acetyl derivative. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetylation

acetylacetonate
acetylacetone
acetyladenylate
acetylajmaline
acetylajmaline acetylesterase
acetylamino
acetylaminofluorene
acetylaminopeptidase
acetylaminos
acetylase
acetylases
acetylate
acetylated
acetylates
acetylating
acetylation (current term)
acetylations
acetylative
acetylcarbromal
acetylcarnitine
acetylcholine
acetylcholine chloride
acetylcholine receptor
acetylcholine receptor antibodies
acetylcholine receptors
acetylcholines
acetylcholinesterase
acetylcholinesterases
acetylcysteine
acetyldigitoxin

Literary usage of Acetylation

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1. Lubrication and Lubricants: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of by Leonard Archbutt, Richard Mountford Deeley (1907)
"K.—acetylation TEST (THE ACETYL VALUE). The action of acetic anhydride (acetyl ... I. acetylation of Alcohols.—When the alcohols are heated with acetic ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"acetylation of Cyclopropane with Inverse Addition. To a stirred mixture of 6.66 g (0.050 mol) of aluminum chloride and 50 ml of méthylène chloride acetyl ..."

3. Methods of Organic Analysis by Henry Clapp Sherman (1905)
"DETERMINATION BY acetylation. On heating with acetic anhydride, glycerol is completely converted into the triacetate. ..."

4. Methods of Organic Analysis by Henry Clapp Sherman (1905)
"... titrating with the ferrous solution until the blue reaction with ferricyanide appears. DETERMINATION BY acetylation. On heating with acetic anhydride, ..."

5. Animal and Vegetable Fixed Oils, Fats, Butters, and Waxes: Their Preparation by Charles Romley Alder Wright (1894)
"... a larger iodine absorption is observed, corresponding with a still more marked proportion of drying oil constituents. acetylation TEST — BENEDIKT AND ..."

6. Researches on Cellulose III (1905-1910) by Charles Frederick Cross, Edward John Bevan (1912)
"In regard to the general relationships of the acetates, it is obvious that they also involve the question of the normal series, since acetylation . is a ..."

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