levulinic acid


lev·​u·​lin·​ic acid ˌlev-yə-ˌlin-ik- How to pronounce levulinic acid (audio)
variants or British laevulinic acid
: a crystalline keto acid C5H8O3 obtained by action of dilute acids on hexoses (as levulose) and on substances (as starch or sucrose) that yield hexoses on hydrolysis

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“Levulinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/levulinic%20acid. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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