Definition of Glycollic acid
1. Noun. A translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes.
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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 ..."