malonic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to malonic acid or its derivatives
    • regarding, or designating, a dicarboxylic acid produced artifically as a white crystalline substance, CH2.(CO2H)2, so known as because obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
  • others:
    • Noting an acid, a colorless ingredient, CH2-(COOH)2, based in the sugar-beet and prepared by the hydrolysis of cyanacetic acid; propanediacid. It crystallizes in triclinic dishes and melts away and decomposes into carbon dioxid and acetic acid at 132° C. Malonic esters and their particular salt types are thoroughly used for natural syntheses.

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