furoic acid


fu·​ro·​ic 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

Word History


fur- + -ic

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“Furoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furoic%20acid. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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