itaconic acid definition

  • noun:
    • one of several isomeric dicarboxylic acids created by the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, CH2=C(CO2H)-CH2CO2H
    • The unsaturated dicarboxylic acid CH2=C(COOH)CH2.COOH, also referred to as methylenesuccynic acid and propylene dicarboxylic acid.
    • a crystalline carboxylic acid; takes place in a few fermentations of sugars

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "itaconic acid"
  • Cross Reference for "itaconic acid"
  • Variant for "itaconic acid"
53 votes

How would you define itaconic acid?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!