arabonic acid


ar·​a·​bon·​ic acid
: a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)3COOH obtained by oxidation of arabinose, dextrose, or levulose and used in synthesizing riboflavin

Word History


arab(inose) + -onic (after German Arabonsäure)

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“Arabonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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