Definition of Glycollic acid

1. Noun. A translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes.

Exact synonyms: Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyacetic Acid
Generic synonyms: Acid



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycollic Acid

glycol nucleic acid
glycolaldehyde
glycolaldehydetransferase
glycolate
glycoleucine
glycolic
glycolic acid
glycolic acid dehydrogenase
glycolic aciduria
glycolide
glycolipid
glycolipid lipidosis
glycolipids
glycollate
glycollates
glycollic acid (current term)
glycols
glycoluric
glycoluril
glycolurils
glycolyl
glycolylneuraminic
glycolyls
glycolylurea
glycolyses
glycolysis
glycolytic
glycolyze
glycome
glycomes

Literary usage of Glycollic acid

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"glycollic acid is intermediate in composition, and therefore in properties, ... (p. th glycollic acid. Each of these compounds contains two atoms of typic, ..."

2. A Manuel of the Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Carl Schorlemmer (1874)
"On evaporating the ether, glycollic acid crystallizes out, forming, ... glycollic acid exists in the juice of unripe grapes, and in the green leaves of the ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"On washing it with water it remains as a white powder which is insoluble in ether, alcohol, and cold water, whilst on boiling it forms glycollic acid. ..."

4. Chemistry for Students by Alexander William Williamson (1865)
"... glycol gives rise to the formation of an acid called glycollic acid. The reaction is perfectly similar to the formation of acetic acid by the oxidation ..."

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