mesaconic acid


mes·​acon·​ic acid
: a crystalline unsaturated acid HOOCCH=C(CH3)COOH made by thermal isomerization of citraconic acid; methyl-fumaric acid

Word History


probably from International Scientific Vocabulary mes- + citraconic acid

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

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