talonic acid

noun ta·lon·ic acid \təˈlänik-\

Definition of talonic acid

  1. :  a crystalline acid HOCH2(CHOH)4COOH formed by oxidation of talose but more readily obtained by heating galactonic acid with pyridine

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Origin and Etymology of talonic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary talon- (irregular from galactonic acid) + -ic; originally formed as German talonsäure


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