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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless amorphous compound, HOCOCH2CO-COCH2COOH, prepared by the action of diethyl oxalate on two equivalents of ethyl dichloracetate. It decomposes at 150° C., without melting, into carbon dioxid and diacetyl. Also called diacctyl-dicarboxylic acid.

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