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any salt or ester of valeric acid
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a salt of valeric acid
A valerate compound is a salt or ester of valeric acid. It is also known as pentanoate. The valerate ion is C₄H₉COO−.
Many steroid-based pharmaceuticals, for example ones based on betamethasone or hydrocortisone, include the steroid as the valerate ester.
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