maleic acid

maleic acid
noun Etymology: French acide maléique, alteration of acide malique malic acid; from its formation by dehydration of malic acid Date: 1857 a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H4O4 that is isomeric with fumaric acid and is used especially in organic synthesis

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  • maleic acid — n. (Chem.) An unsaturated dicarboxylic acid ({HO.CO.CH=CH.CO.OH}) of cis conformation, having various uses in the manufacture of artificial resins, the dyeing and finishing of wool, silk, and cotton, and also combined with certain drugs to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maleic acid — [mə lē′ik] n. [< Fr maléique, altered (1834) by T. J. Pelouze (1807 67), Fr chemist < malique,MALIC (ACID), to indicate a relationship between the two acids] a colorless, crystalline, poisonous acid, HOOCCH: CHCOOH, an isomer of fumaric… …   English World dictionary

  • Maleic acid — Not to be confused with Malic acid or malonic acid. Maleic acid …   Wikipedia

  • maleic acid — /meuh lee ik/, Chem. a colorless, crystalline, water soluble solid, C4H4O4, isomeric with fumaric acid, having an astringent, repulsive taste and faint acidulous odor: used in the manufacture of synthetic resins, the dyeing and finishing of… …   Universalium

  • maleic acid — maleino rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HOOCCH=CHCOOH atitikmenys: angl. maleic acid rus. малеиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – (Z) buteno dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • maleic acid — [mə leɪɪk] noun Chemistry a crystalline acid made by distilling malic acid, used in making synthetic resins. Origin C19: maleic from Fr. maléique, alt. of malique (see malic acid) …   English new terms dictionary

  • maleic acid — noun an unsaturated organic dicarboxylic acid, HOOCCH=CHCOOH, the geometric isomer of fumaric acid; it is found in unripe fruit, and is used industrially in the production of polyester resins See Also …   Wiktionary

  • maleic acid — Butenedioic acid; the cis isomer of fumaric acid; used for preparing maleate salts of antihistaminics and similar drugs. SYN: toxilic acid. * * * ma·le·ic acid mə .lē ik , .lā n a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C4H4O4 that is isomeric with fumaric …   Medical dictionary

  • maleic acid — /məˌliɪk ˈæsəd/ (say muh.leeik asuhd) noun an unsaturated dibasic acid, butenedioic acid, C2H2(COOH)2, the cis isomer of fumaric acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • maleic acid — n. a colourless crystalline organic acid used in making synthetic resins. Etymology: F maleacuteique (as MALIC ACID) …   Useful english dictionary

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