butyric acid

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butyric acid

n.
A colorless organic acid, C4H8O2, occurring in animal milk fats and used in disinfectants, emulsifying agents, and pharmaceuticals. Also called butanoic acid.

butyric acid

(bjuːˈtɪrɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a carboxylic acid existing in two isomeric forms, one of which produces the smell in rancid butter. Its esters are used in flavouring. Formula: C3(CH2)2COOH
[C19 butyric, from Latin būtyrum butter]

butyr′ic ac′id


n.
either of two isomeric acids having the formula C4H8O2, esp. a rancid liquid occurring in spoiled butter.
[1820–30]

bu·tyr·ic acid

(byo͞o-tîr′ĭk)
A colorless fatty acid found in butter and certain plant oils. It has an unpleasant odor and is used in disinfectants and drugs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butyric acid - an unpleasant smelling fatty acid found especially in butter
saturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain cannot absorb any more hydrogen atoms; found chiefly in animal fats
hydroxybutyric acid, oxybutyric acid - hydroxy derivative of butyric acid
Translations
Buttersäure
butaanihappovoihappo
acide butyrique
kwas masłowy
smörsyra
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A total of 16 metabolites had a confirmed identity (Table 3), namely, aminoethanol, b-amino isobutyric acid, citric acid, 1,2-dithiane-4,5-diol, ethanedioic acid, glycine, 3-hydroxyisovaleric acid, indole-3-acetic acid, L-threonine, phosphoric acid, pyroglutamic acid, ([R.
Only small amounts of butyric acid, isobutyric acid, and propionic acid were detected in the BPS after 50 days.
where propionic acid and isobutyric acid cheeks the role of electron donors and transforms the ferrous or ferric iron is therefore inhibits the formation of the complex ferrous-ferrozine [2], as these fatty acids have the ability to form complex with copper and zinc faster than murexide.
E)-2-hexenoic acid has exhibited a concentration dependant positive response while for isobutyric acid and tetradecanoic acid a poor positive response was observed in nymphs and female bedbugs.
It is also possible that the minor constituents determined here such as, isovaleric acid, isobutyric acid, 2-methyl-butyric acid, 3-hydroxy-3-butanone, 2,6-dimethoxyphenol and 2-phenyl ethyl acetate may be involved in certain mechanism of antifungal synergism (Bajpai et al.