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- adj. Of or pertaining to malonic acid or its derivatives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a dicarboxylic acid produced artifically as a white crystalline substance, CH2.(CO2H)2, and so called because obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, CH2-(COOH)2, found in the sugar-beet and prepared by the hydrolysis of cyanacetic acid; propanediacid. It crystallizes in triclinic plates and melts and decomposes into carbon dioxid and acetic acid at 132° C. Malonic esters and their sodium derivatives are extensively used for organic syntheses.
His doctor's thesis (1874) was entitled Bijdrage tot de Kennis van Cyaanazijnzuren en Malonzuur (Contribution to the knowledge of cyanoacetic acids and malonic acid).
In fact, malonic acid derivatives have been obtained recently in the laboratory from carbon suboxide.