diacetic acid occurs in the same conditions as acetone, but is less frequent and has more serious significance.
For a time this agent was thought to be aceton; it is now believed by Von Jaksch to be diacetic acid.
diacetic acid may be present, and usually warrants an unfavorable prognosis.
On the ordinary diet of the ward she showed 8.7% sugar, no acetone or diacetic acid.
A Burgundy red (red wine) color is obtained in the presence of diacetic acid.
Acetone is derived from decomposition of diacetic acid, and this in turn from beta-oxybutyric acid by oxidation.
At entrance he was putting out 2.5% of sugar (135 grams) per day with strongly positive acetone and diacetic acid tests.
diacetic acid di·a·ce·tic acid (dī'ə-sē'tĭk)
See acetoacetic acid.