Definition of Succinic acid

1. Noun. A dicarboxylic acid (C4H6O4) active in metabolic processes.

Generic synonyms: Carboxylic Acid



Definition of Succinic acid

1. Noun. (organic compounds) A colourless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, (CH2COOH)2, that occurs naturally in amber and is important in the metabolic Krebs cycle. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Succinic Acid

succi
succiferous
succinamate
succinamates
succinamic acid
succinamide
succinate
succinates
succinct
succincter
succinctest
succinctly
succinctness
succinctnesses
succinic
succinic acid (current term)
succinimide
succinimides
succinimidyl
succinimidyls
succinite
succinites
succinonitrile
succinonitriles
succint
succinyl
succinylacetone
succinylation
succinylcholine
succinyls

Literary usage of Succinic acid

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1. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"This body was first prepared in 1835, by Darcet, by distilling a mixture of concentrated hydrochloric acid, succinic acid and alcohol.2 Cahours prepared ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"These reactions are used for the detection of succinic acid and its ... ETHEREAL SALTS OF succinic acid. 587 With the exception of the ethyl salts, ..."

3. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"succinic acid forms colorless and inodorous prisms or tables. ... When heated in the air, succinic acid burns with a blue flame free from soot. ..."

4. Manual of qualitative chemical analysis by Karl Remigius Fresenius (1883)
"succinic acid forms colorless and inodorous prisms or tables (rhombic TI-III-. or rhomboid ... succinic acid is not destroyed by heating with nitric acid, ..."

5. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum (1808)
"SUCCINIC acid, or salt of amber, exists in a bituminous substance, called amber, ... succinic acid exists in a solid form. Its crystals are colourless, ..."

6. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner, Franklin Bache (1830)
"Succinic Add. succinic acid has a sour taste, and reddens litmus paper. It is soluble both in water and alcohol, and crystallizes by ..."

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