Definition of palmitate in English:

palmitate

Line breaks: palmi|tate
Pronunciation: /ˈpalmɪteɪt
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of palmitic acid.
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    • The RE values shown in the following figures are defined as the sums of RE peaks 5, 6 and 7, corresponding to retinyl linoleate, retinyl oleate and palmitate and retinyl stearate.
    • The main substrates are myristate and palmitate, which are produced by a fatty acid synthetase.
    • A common example is beeswax that is composed primarily of myricyl palmitate, formed by the reaction of palmitic acid with an alcohol.

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