propionic acid

propionic acid
n. a colourless sharp-smelling liquid carboxylic acid used for inhibiting the growth of mould in bread.
Chem. formula: C2H5COOH. Also called PROPANOIC ACID.
propionate n.
Etymology: F propionique, formed as PRO-(2) + Gk pion fat, as being the first in the series of 'true' fatty acids

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  • propionic acid — [prō΄pē än′ik] n. [ PRO(TO) + Gr piōn, fat (for IE base see FAT) + IC] a colorless, sharp smelling, liquid fatty acid, CH3CH2CO2H, found in chyme and sweat, and produced from ethanol and carbon monoxide: used in making artificial flavors, perfume …   English World dictionary

  • Propionic acid — Chembox new Name = Propionic acid ImageFileL1 = Propionic acid chemical structure.png ImageSizeL1 = 140px ImageNameL1 = Skeletal structure ImageFileR1 = Propionic acid flat structure.png ImageNameR1 = Flat structure ImageSizeR1 = 150px ImageFile2 …   Wikipedia

  • propionic acid — propiono rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃CH₂COOH atitikmenys: angl. propionic acid rus. пропионовая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – propano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • propionic acid fermentation — propionrūgštis rūgimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rūgimas, kurio metu susidaro propiono rūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. propionic acid fermentation rus. пропионовокислое брожение …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • propionic acid — Methylacetic acid; ethylformic acid; found in sweat; elevated in cases of ketotic hyperglycinemia and in cases of biotin deficiency. SYN: propanoic acid. * * * pro·pi·on·ic acid .prō pē .än ik n a liquid sharp odored fatty acid C3H6O2 found in… …   Medical dictionary

  • propionic acid — Chem., Pharm. a colorless, oily, water soluble liquid, C3H6O2, having a pungent odor: used in making bread mold inhibiting propionates, in perfumery, and in medicine as a topical fungicide. Also, propanoic acid. Also called methylacetic acid.… …   Universalium

  • propionic acid — noun The compound with the formula CHCHCOOH, a naturally occurring carboxylic acid with a pungent odor. Syn: propanoic acid, E280, preservative …   Wiktionary

  • propionic acid — [ˌprəʊpɪ ɒnɪk] noun Chemistry a pungent liquid organic acid produced in some forms of fermentation. Origin C19: from Fr. propionique, from Gk pro before + piōn fat , it being the first member of the fatty acid series to form fats …   English new terms dictionary

  • propionic acid — /ˌproʊpiɒnɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .prohpeeonik asuhd) noun a liquid aliphatic acid, C2H5COOH. Also, propanoic acid. {pro 2 + Greek piōn fat + ic} …  

  • propionic acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 1pro + Greek piōn fat; akin to Sanskrit pīvan swelling, fat Date: 1850 a liquid sharp odored fatty acid C3H6O2 found in milk and distillates of wood, coal, and petroleum and used especially as a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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