Systematic chemical name for butyric acid.
- He devised a two-step synthesis for the compound 4 - (4-hydroxy-phenyl) butanoic acid, an intermediate for a drug that Lilly is developing.
- Butanoic acid dissolves in water, and is weak acid, because its dissociation is only partial
- Dimethylol butanoic acid (DMBA) contains two kinds of functional groups in one molecule.
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