Definition of Fumaric acid

1. Noun. A colorless crystalline acid with a fruity taste; used in making polyester resins.

Generic synonyms: Acid



Definition of Fumaric acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) an unsaturated organic dicarboxylic acid, HOOCCH=CHCOOH, the geometric isomer of maleic acid from which it may be prepared by heating; it is found in many plants, including fungi and mosses, and is essential in the chemistry of respiration; it has a number of industrial applications, and its esters, the fumarates are used in the treatment of psoriasis ¹

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Medical Definition of Fumaric acid

1. Trans-Butanedioic acid;an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid occurring as an intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Synonym: allomaleic acid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fumaric Acid

fum
fumacious
fumado
fumadoes
fumados
fumage
fumages
fumagillin
fumarase
fumarases
fumarate
fumarate hydratase
fumarate reductase
fumarates
fumaric
fumaric acid (current term)
fumaric acidemia
fumaric aminase
fumaric hydrogenase
fumarine
fumarole
fumaroles
fumarolic
fumaronitrile
fumarprotocetraric acid
fumarylacetoacetate
fumatories
fumatory
fumble
fumbled

Literary usage of Fumaric acid

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1902)
"2, 430 : and glacial acetic acid, action of, on fumaric acid (abst.), - - - 5, 18- Acetyl compounds of carbohydrates (abst.), - 2225 Acetyl, determination ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"fumaric acid and maleic acid do, in fact, display great differences in these physical properties. Both fumaric acid and maleic acid combine with bromine, ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1856)
"Crystallized maleic acid is rapidly distilled, with change of receiver, till nothing but crystallized fumaric acid remains behind; and the last distillate ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"fumaric acid is found in fumitory {Fumaria ... Maleic acid is obtained by distilling malic or fumaric acids; by heating fumaric acid with ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"524) obtains fumaric acid by heating malic acid for several hours with ... On the other hand, fumaric acid ia converted into malic acid by heating it with ..."

6. Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1850)
"fumaric acid forms small, white, crystalline laminae, which dissolve freely in hot ... fumaric acid forms salts, which have been recently examined by M. ..."

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