The suffix -oate
is the IUPAC nomenclature
used in organic chemistry
to form names of compounds formed from carboxylic acids
. They are of two types:
- Formed by replacing the hydrogen atom in the –COOH by some other radical, for example methyl benzoate C6H5–CO–OCH3
- Formed by removing the nucleus (proton) of the hydrogen atom in the –COOH, producing an anion: then add a cation, for example sodium benzoate C6H5–CO–O− Na+
The suffix is derived from "-oic acid".