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noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, dibasic acid, C 3 H 4 O 4 , easily decomposed by heat: used chiefly as an intermediate in the synthesis of barbiturates.
/məˈləʊnɪk; -ˈlɒn-/
another name for propanedioic acid

malonic acid ma·lo·nic acid (mə-lō’nĭk, -lŏn’ik)
A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from malic acid and used in the manufacture of barbiturates.
malonic acid
(mə-lō’nĭk, -lŏn’ĭk)
A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.


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