mandelic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to mandelic acid
    • Pertaining to an acid first gotten from benzoic aldehyde (oil of much better almonds), as a white crystalline material; -- called also phenyl glycolic acid.
  • others:
    • Noting an acid, a colorless substance, C6H5CH(OH)COOH, prepared by the hydrolysis of bitter-almond oil or by the action of hydrochloric acid on a mixture of benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid. It forms large rhombic crystals, melts at 118° C., and can even be remedied into its optical isomers. Also referred to as phenylglycolic acid or paramandelic acid.

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