itaconic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, anagram of aconitic acid, C3H3(COOH)3, from aconite Date: circa 1872 a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usually by fermentation of sugars with molds (genus Aspergillus) and used as a monomer for polymers and polyesters

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  • Itaconic acid — Itaconic acid …   Wikipedia

  • itaconic acid — it a*con ic ac id, n. (Chem.) The unsaturated dicarboxylic acid {CH2=C(COOH)CH2.COOH}, also called {methylenesuccynic acid} and {propylene dicarboxylic acid}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itaconic acid — [it΄ə kän′ik] n. [arbitrary transposition of aconitic (< ACONITE + IC)] a white crystalline material, CH2:C(COOH)CH2 COOH, prepared by the fermentation of sugar with a special mold: it is used in making resins and plasticizers …   English World dictionary

  • itaconic acid — noun a crystalline carboxylic acid; occurs in some fermentations of sugars • Hypernyms: ↑acid * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ nik noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, anagram of aconitic : a crystalline dicarboxylic acid HOOCC( . CH2)CH2COOH …   Useful english dictionary

  • itaconic acid — itakono rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₂=C(COOH)CH₂COOH atitikmenys: angl. itaconic acid rus. итаконовая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 metilenbutano dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • itaconic acid — The decarboxylation product of cis aconitic acid. SYN: methylenesuccinic acid. * * * it·a·con·ic acid .it ə .kän ik n a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C5H6O4 obtained usu. by fermentation of sugars with molds of the genus Aspergillus …   Medical dictionary

  • itaconic acid — /it euh kon ik/, Chem. a colorless crystalline compound, C5H6O4, obtained by fermentation, soluble in water, alcohol, and acetone: used as an intermediate in the formation of fibers, resins, etc. [1860 65; rearrangement of the letters of aconitic …   Universalium

  • itaconic acid — noun one of the isomeric dicarboxylic acids produced by the distillation of citric acid, or as metabolites by microorganisms, CH=C(COH) CHCOH …   Wiktionary

  • itaconic — adjective Of or pertaining to itaconic acid or its derivatives See Also: itaconate …   Wiktionary

  • Itaconic — It a*con ic, a. [From aconitic, by transposition of the letters.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, {C5H6O4}, which is obtained as a white crystalline substance by decomposing aconitic and other organic acids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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