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Malonic acid

Propanedioic acid, also known as malonic acid, is a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid.

Chemical Formula: C3H4O4
Other names: Propanedioic acid
Layman's explanation: Propanedioic acid is a dibasic carboxylic acid that was first synthesized by oxidizing malic acid in 1858 by a scientist named Dessaigne. Naturally, propandioic acid is found in apples. This chemical is relatively unstable and has few uses, but its ester derivative, diethyl malonate, is used to synthesize useful compounds such as barbiturates, flavors, fragrances, and vitamins (B1 and B6).
Keywords: barbiturates, frangrances

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