furoic acid

fu·​ro·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)fyu̇¦rōik- \

Definition of furoic acid

: either of two crystalline monocarboxylic acids C4H3OCOOH derived from furan especially : the alpha or 2-derivative obtained by oxidation of furfural and used chiefly as a preservative

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fur- + -ic

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“Furoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furoic%20acid. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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