• hydrolase
  • In enzymology, a carboxylesterase or carboxylic-ester hydrolase (EC 3.1.1.1) is an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reaction of the form a carboxylic ester + H2O ⇌ {\displaystyle \rightleftharpoons } an alcohol + a carboxylate Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are carboxylic ester and H2O, whereas its two products are alcohol and carboxylate. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • This carboxylesterase-dependent transesterification process is also known to occur when cocaine and alcohol are consumed together, forming cocaethylene. (wikipedia.org)