orthoester etymology

English word orthoester comes from English ortho-, English ester

Detailed word origin of orthoester

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
ester English (eng) (organic compound) A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water, which contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom.
orthoester English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any compound, of general formula R-C(OR')3, having three alkoxy groups on a single carbon atom.

Words with the same origin as orthoester

Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthocenter orthodata orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthophenylene orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthoquartzite orthorectify orthosteric orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography