Definition of tosylate in English:

tosylate

noun

Chemistry
  • An ester containing a tosyl group.

    • ‘Alcohols can be converted into tosylates using tosyl chloride and a base to ‘mop-up’ the HCl by-product.’
    • ‘Brown noted that SAM-e is generally available in two forms: a butanedisulfonate form and a tosylate form.’
    • ‘The potential for nonactivated vinyl tosylates and phosphates to be worthy substrates for Heck couplings with electron-poor alkenes and styrene derivatives has been demonstrated.’
    • ‘They are about three times less reactive towards solvolysis than the corresponding tosylates.’
    • ‘Bretylium tosylate (ie, Bretylol) is an IVRB adrenergic blocking agent that also is used as an antiarrhythmic.’

Pronunciation:

tosylate

/ˈtəʊsʌɪleɪt//ˈtəʊsɪleɪt/