malonic acid


ma·​lo·​nic acid mə-ˈlōn-ik- How to pronounce malonic acid (audio) -ˈlän- How to pronounce malonic acid (audio)
: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid CH2(COOH)2 used especially in the form of its diethyl ester in organic synthesis (as of barbiturates and vitamins of the B complex)

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“Malonic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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