pinonic acid

pi·​non·​ic acid | \ pə̇ˈnänik- \

Definition of pinonic acid

: a crystalline keto acid CH3COC6H10CH2COOH derived from dimethyl-cyclobutane and obtained by oxidation of alpha-pinene

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History and Etymology for pinonic acid

pinonic International Scientific Vocabulary pin- (from pinene) + -one + -ic

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“Pinonic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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