truxillic acid

noun tru·xi·llic acid \(ˈ)trü¦hē(y)ik-, -hilik-; ¦trək¦silik-\

Definition of truxillic acid

  1. 1 :  any of several crystalline stereoisomeric cyclic dicarboxylic acids (C6H5)2C4H4(COOH)2 that yield cinnamic acid on distillation; 2,4-diphenyl-cyclobutane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid: such as a :  an acid obtained from alpha-truxilline by hydrolysis or from cinnamic acid by irradiation —called also alpha-truxillic acid b :  an acid obtained from alpha-truxillic acid by heating with acetic anhydride and sodium acetate and convertible again into the alpha isomer by stronger heating —called also gamma-truxillic acid c :  an acid obtained from the potassium salt of alpha-truxillic acid by fusion with potassium hydroxide —called also epsilon-truxillic acid

  2. 2 :  truxinic acid

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Origin and Etymology of truxillic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary truxilline + -ic

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