Title: Home Of The Molecular Man

Background --> Transesterification and Hydrolysis



Molecular man does the dirty deed with his lady friends by hydrolysis

and transesterification (see results). Hydrolysis is a reaction where bonds are broken

up by their reaction with water, and the H and OH of water are added to atoms that

were in the bonds broken by the reaction.

Flow Chart Of Hydrolysis

Courtesy Of: Dr. Brian Larkins, Department Of Plant Sciences, University Of Arizona

Hydrolysis

 

Transesterification is the process in which an ester group is exchanged

with that of another, higher alcohol to form a new ester.

 

Flow Chart Of Transesterification

Courtesy Of: Dr. Brian Larkins, Department Of Plant Sciences, University Of Arizona

Transesterification

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOLECULAR MAN:

Enzymes ---- Transesterification and Hydrolysis ---- Allostery