Acetate is salt or ester form of acetic acid. Acetate is the most common building block for biosynthesis, such as fatty acids.
Acetate is a monocarboxylic acid anion resulting from the removal of a proton from the carboxy group of acetic acid. It has a role as a human metabolite and a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite. It is a conjugate base of an acetic acid.
Derivatives of ACETIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxymethane structure.
MeSH Entry Terms
Acetic Acid Esters
Esters, Acetic Acid