truxillic acid

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary truxilline + -ic

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“Truxillic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truxillic%20acid. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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