Definition of malonic acid in English:

malonic acid

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


  • A crystalline acid obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
    • Alternative name: propane-1,3-dioic acid; chemical formula: HOOCCH2COOH
    More 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-/
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  • 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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