from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing two carboxyl groups per molecule.

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  • adj. Having two carboxylic groups

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing two carboxyl groups, — CO.OH, in the molecule, as an organic compound.

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  • adj. containing two carboxyls per molecule


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  • CHANG, SHU-PE I, RIDGWAY, R. and RISER, G.R. (1975) Oligomeric plasticizers from crambe oil—derived dicarboxylic acids for poly (vinyl chloride).

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  • O which is formed in addition to hexahydroxydiphenylmethane-dicarboxylic acid --

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  • One chemical process for making silk clothing more wrinkle resistant is by bathing silk in "an aqueous solution containing a water-soluble epoxy compound in a catalyst which may be selected from alkali metal or alkali earth metal salts of dicarboxylic acids, tricarboxylic acids, and amino carboxylic acids."


  • The fatty acids can be converted by yeasts to long chain dicarboxylic acids providing novel building blocks for polymer industries.

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  • This latter, by careful oxidation, yields apophyllenic acid, C_ {8} H_ {7} NO_ {4}, and this, on heating with hydrochloric acid to 240° C., yields pyridine-dicarboxylic acid, C_ {5} H_ {9} N (COOH) _ {2}.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883

  • Now the two acids last mentioned are simple substitution products of pyridine, oxycinchomeronic acid being a pyridine-dicarboxylic acid, C_ {5} H_ {2} N (COOH) _ {3}, and cinchomeronic acid, a pyridine-dicarboxylic acid, C_ {5} H_ {3} N (COOH) _ {2}.

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