citraconic acid definition

  • noun:
    • one of the isomeric dicarboxylic acids from the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, cis-CH3-C(CO2H)=CHCO2H; the trans-isomer is mesaconic acid
  • adjective:
    • a white, crystalline, deliquescent material, C3H4(CO2H)2, obtained by distillation of citric acid. It really is a compound regarding the ethylene series.

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