Definition of butanoic acid in English:

butanoic acid

Syllabification: bu·ta·no·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌbyo͞odəˌnōik ˈasəd


Systematic chemical name for butyric acid.
More example sentences
  • 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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