Some Examples of esters

1. Oil of Wintergreen

2. Aspirin

3. Triglyceride (glycerol ester with long chain fatty acids (palmitic 16C))

4.  Internal Esters - Lactones

a. Internal esters given a special name-lactones

b. Example Vitamin C (ascorbate)


THIOLESTERS - (sulfur containing)

A. General Thioester structure

B. Example-Acetyl CoA an extremely important biological thioester

Acetyl Coenzyme A (Acetyl-S-CoA)


Abbreviate as