Definition of Methylate

1. n. An alcoholate of methyl alcohol in which the hydroxyl hydrogen is replaced by a metal, after the analogy of a hydrate; as, sodium methylate, CH3ONa.



2. v. t. To impregnate or mix with methyl or methyl alcohol.

Definition of Methylate

1. Verb. To add, or treat with methyl alcohol (see methylated spirits) ¹

2. Verb. (organic chemistry) To add a methyl group to a compound ¹

3. Verb. (biochemistry) To add a methyl group to a nucleic acid as part of the process of gene expression ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) The anion -O-CH3- derived from methanol by loss of a proton; any salt containing this anion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Methylate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Methylate

1. 1. To add methyl alcohol to ethanol to render it undrinkable. 2. To replace an atom, usually a hydrogen, with a methyl group. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methylate

methylal
methylals
methylamine
methylamine dehydrogenase
methylamines
methylamino
methylammonium
methylamphetamine
methylamphetamine hydrochloride
methylamphetamines
methylarginine
methylase
methylases
methylaspartate mutase
methylatable
methylate (current term)
methylated
methylated spirit
methylated spirits
methylates
methylating
methylation
methylations
methylator
methylators
methylatropine bromide
methylazoxymethanol acetate
methylbenzene
methylbenzethonium chloride
methylbenzodioxepinone

Literary usage of Methylate

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1858)
"By the action of methylate of sodium on chloride of ... by distillation at the heat of the water-bath; the residue mixed with water; and the methylate of ..."

2. The Electronic Conception of Valence and the Constitution of Benzene by Harry Shipley Fry (1921)
"(See Scheme I.) These results indicate that the extent of the reaction with sodium methylate is greatest in the normal solution. A 58-73 per cent. yield of ..."

3. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1906)
"... from dipropyl- cyanamide and sodium methylate in methyl alcohol solution (yield, 80 per cent.), boils at 98° at 19 mm., or 203° at 748 mm. ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"... in the reaction velocity, KN, as the concentration of the methylate or ... or methylate ions alone are active. It was just such cases as these, ..."

5. The Medical Times and Gazette (1854)
"The methyl-mercaptan is readily produced by distilling a sulpho-methylate with hydro- sulphate of sulphide of potassium. Me S04, CaS04 + KS, ..."

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