Aconitic
Aconitic Ac`o*nit"ic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to aconite. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) Pert. to or designating a crystalline tribasic acid, {C6H6O6}, obtained from aconite and other plants. It is a carboxyl derivative of itaconic acid. Both the natural forma from plants and the form prepared chemically have the trans-configuration. It is used in the manufacture of itaconic acid (propylene dicarboxylic acid). --MI11

Syn: 1-propene-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid, equisetic acid, citridic acid, achilleic acid [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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