diglycolic acid

di·​glycolic acid
variants: or diglycollic acid \ (¦)dī+...-​ \

Definition of diglycolic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid O(CH2COOH)2 regarded as the ether of glycolic acid, formed from a salt of chloroacetic acid by reaction with calcium hydroxide, and used in making plasticizers and resins

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History and Etymology for diglycolic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary di- + glycolic, glycollic

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“Diglycolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diglycolic%20acid. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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