Definition of butanoic acid in English:

butanoic acid

Line breaks: bu¦ta|noic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌbjuːtəˈnəʊɪk


  • systematic chemical name for butyric acid.
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    • 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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