Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to propanoic acid or its derivatives; propionic

Etymologies

From propane + -oic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Organic acids produced during fermentation include lactic, acetic, propanoic, and butanoic acids, among others, and these are believed to contribute to the characteristic flavor of fermented cassava products.

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  • Propionic acid (propanoic acid) is present in many sweat samples.

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  • Darusentan is a propanoic-acid class endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) being investigated in clinical trials as an add-on oral therapy for patients with resistant hypertension.

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  • Some of the most objectionable compounds are the organic acids, which include acetic acid, butyric acids, valeric acids, caproic acids, and propanoic acid; sulfur containing compounds such as hydrogen sulfide and dimethyl sulfide; and nitrogen-containing compounds including ammonia, methyl amines, methyl pyrazines, skatoles and indoles.

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  • Propionic acid (propanoic acid) is commonly found in sweat - propionibacteria break amino acids down into propionic acid.

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