Esters are a functional group commonly encountered in organic chemistry. It is a chemical compound derived from an acid (organic or inorganic) in which at least one –OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an -O-alkyl (alkoxy) group. Usually, esters are derived from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. Glycerides, which are fatty acid esters of glycerol, are important esters in biology, being one of the main classes of lipids, and making up the bulk of animal fats and vegetable oils. Esters are more polar than ethers, but less so than alcohols. Esters are usually identified by gas chromatography, taking advantage of their volatility. Esters usually have a sweet smell and are considered high-quality solvents for a broad array of plastics, plasticizers, resins, and lacquers. They are also one of the largest classes of synthetic lubricants on the commercial market.
Edelweiss Chemical Science Journal corresponds with many branches of science like organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology and many more that aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the findings and current developments in the form of original Research, Review, Opinion articles, Case reports, Mini review, Short communication. This Journal provides an open access platform for the young scientists and researchers from all over the globe to share their valuable information regarding the chemical science. Edelweiss publications include rigorous peer review process and high scientific publishing standard to ensure superior contribution to scholarly literature added with high quality production.