Crotonic acid
Crotonic Cro*ton"ic (kr?-t?n"?k), a. Of or pertaining to, or derived from, a plant of the genus {Croton}, or from croton oil. [1913 Webster]

{Crotonic acid} (Chem.), a white crystalline organic acid, {C3H5.CO2H}, of the ethylene, or acrylic acid series. It was so named because formerly supposed to exist in croton oil. Also, any acid metameric with crotonic acid proper. [1913 Webster]

Note: The acid characteristic of croton oil is tiglic or tiglinic acid, a derivative of {crotonic acid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • crotonic acid — [krō tän′ik] n. [ CROTON + IC] a colorless crystalline compound, CH3CH:CHCOOH, existing in two isomeric forms: used in organic synthesis, the manufacture of resins, etc …   English World dictionary

  • crotonic acid — krotono rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃CH=CHCOOH atitikmenys: angl. crotonic acid rus. кротоновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – (E) 2 buteno rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • crotonic acid — noun An unsaturated organic acid, CH CH=CH COOH, found in croton oil and having many industrial uses; the cis form is isocrotonic acid. Syn: trans 2 butenoic acid, beta methylacrylic acid …   Wiktionary

  • crotonic acid — cro·ton·ic acid (.)krō .tän ik n an unsaturated aliphatic acid C4H6O2 that occurs in croton oil * * * cro·ton·ic ac·id (kro tonґik) an unsaturated fatty acid, CH3CH CHCOOH, found in croton oil …   Medical dictionary

  • crotonic acid — (ˈ)krō|tänik noun Etymology: French crotonique, from New Latin Croton + French ique ic : an unsaturated aliphatic acid CH3CH . CHCOOH existing in cis and trans forms; β methyl acrylic acid; especially : the colorless crystalline trans form… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crotonic acid — C3H5COOH, water soluble acid used primarily in organic synthesis (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crotonic acid — /kroʊˌtɒnɪk ˈæsəd/ (say kroh.tonik asuhd) noun an unsaturated, aliphatic acid, CH3CH=CHCOOH, used in organic synthesis …   Australian English dictionary

  • crotonic acid — /kroh ton ik, toh nik/, Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, C4H6O2, used chiefly in organic synthesis. [1830 40; CROTON + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Crotonic — Cro*ton ic (kr? t?n ?k), a. Of or pertaining to, or derived from, a plant of the genus {Croton}, or from croton oil. [1913 Webster] {Crotonic acid} (Chem.), a white crystalline organic acid, {C3H5.CO2H}, of the ethylene, or acrylic acid series.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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