valerolactone

noun va·le·ro·lactone \ və¦li(ˌ)rō , ¦valərō+ \

Definition of valerolactone

: the lactone C5H8O2 of any hydroxy derivative of valeric acid; especially : the γ-lactone found in pyroligneous acid, made synthetically, and used chiefly as a solvent

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Origin and Etymology of valerolactone

International Scientific Vocabulary valer- + lactone


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