|another name for pentanoic acid|
|valeric acid (və-lîr'ĭk, -lěr'-) Pronunciation Key
A colorless, liquid organic acid that occurs in four isomeric forms and has a disagreeable odor. It occurs naturally in oils from certain marine animals and plants, and is used in flavorings, perfumes, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C5H10O2.