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malonic acid Syllabification: ma·lo·nic ac·id
Pronunciation: /məˈlōnik/ /-ˈlän-/

Definition of malonic acid in English:


A crystalline acid obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
  • Alternative name: propane-1,3-dioic acid; chemical formula: HOOCCH2COOH
Example sentences
  • It unfolds as a complex interplay among bromate ions, malonic acid, and a catalyst.
  • The occurrence of malonic acid has been reported in the leaves of lucerne and in green wheat plants.
  • A particle size of the dispersed malonic acid of about 25 to about 1000 microns is suitable.


Pronunciation: /ˈmaləˌnāt/ /ˈmā-/
Example sentences
  • Thyroid hormone levels were all normal, as were plasma levels of methyl malonate.
  • This is the first report of the presence of these glycosylated flavonoid malonates in celery.
  • The use of these ligands proved to be very effective in the reactions of several malonates and cyanoacetates with both electron-rich and electron-poor aryl chlorides and bromides.


Mid 19th century: malonic from French malonique, alteration of malique 'malic'.

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