- a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C6H10O8, obtained by the oxidation of certain gums, milk sugar, or galactose, and used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of mucic acid
First recorded in 1830–40
Also called saccharolactic acid.
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- a colourless crystalline solid carboxylic acid found in milk sugar and used in the manufacture of pyrrole. Formula: C 4 H 4 (OH) 4 (COOH) 2
Word Origin for mucic acid
C19: mucic, from French mucique; see mucus, -ic
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