alkali alcoholate

alkali alcoholate

[′al·kə‚lī ‚al·kə′hȯ‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
A compound formed from an alcohol and an alkali metal base; the alkali metal replaces the hydrogen in the hydroxyl group.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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