diglycolic acid

noun
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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