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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, CH2O2(CO2H)2, obtained from amido malonic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from oxalic acid: as, mesoxalic acid, C(OH)2 (CO2H)2, a crystalline solid which readily breaks up into carbonic oxid and oxalic acid.


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  • The reason for this is that gallic acid photodegrades in UVB light, forming mesoxalic acid.

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