The Importance of – and the Adherence to – Clear Scientific Definitions in the Chemical Literature

Author(s): Sigthor Petursson.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 15 , 2013

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The paper discusses the misuse of two familiar chemical words in the chemical literature, namely hydrolysis and catalysis. The splitting of the acetate ester linkage in acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin, which has different mechanisms according to the pH of the solution is used as an example.

Keywords: Esters, Catalysis, Textbooks.

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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [1655 - 1658]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/13852728113179990019
Price: $58