propanedioic acid

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propanedioic acid (ˌprəʊpeɪndaɪˈəʊɪk)
 
n
Also called: malonic acid a colourless crystalline compound occurring in sugar beet. Formula: C3H4O4,CH2(COOH)2
 
[C20: from propane + di-1 + -o- + -ic]

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propanedioic acid

(HO2CCH2CO2H), a dibasic organic acid whose diethyl ester is used in syntheses of vitamins B1 and B6, barbiturates, and numerous other valuable compounds.

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