- a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.
Origin of succinic acid
First recorded in 1780–90
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- a colourless odourless water-soluble dicarboxylic acid found in plant and animal tissues: used in making lacquers, dyes, perfumes, etc; 1,4-butanedioic acid. Formula: HOOCCH 2 :CH 2 COOH
- A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid important in the Krebs cycle.
- A colorless, crystalline organic acid that is important in the Krebs cycle and occurs naturally in amber. It is synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4.
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