- a white, needlelike, crystalline, water-soluble solid or syrup, C6H10O8, usually made by the oxidation of cane sugar, glucose, or starch by nitric acid.
Origin of saccharic acid
First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called glucaric acid.
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- a white soluble solid dicarboxylic acid obtained by the oxidation of cane sugar or starch; 2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-hexanedioic acid. Formula: COOH(CHOH) 4 COOH
- A white crystalline acid that is formed by the oxidation of glucose, sucrose, or starch.