propanoic acid


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pro·pa·no·ic acid

 (prō′pə-nō′ĭk)

propanoic acid

(ˌprəʊpəˈnəʊɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid carboxylic acid used in inhibiting the growth of moulds in bread. Formula: CH3CH2COOH. Former name: propionic acid
[C20: from propane + -o- + -ic]
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Noun1.propanoic acid - a liquid fatty acid found in milk and sweat and in fuel distillates
fenoprofen, fenoprofen calcium, Nalfon - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders
Ansaid, flurbiprofen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Ansaid) that is administered only orally
Advil, ibuprofen, isobutylphenyl propionic acid, Motrin, Nuprin - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an antipyretic; "daily use of ibuprofen can irritate the stomach"
ketoprofen, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oruvail)
Naprosyn, naproxen - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Naprosyn) used in the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation and moderate pain
Aflaxen, Aleve, Anaprox, naproxen sodium - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trademarks Aleve and Anaprox and Aflaxen) that fights pain and inflammation
Daypro, oxaprozin - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Daypro)
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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Tenders are invited for Purchase of f chemicals for Department, Administrative Building(2R)-2-amino-3-(4-benzoylphenyl propanoic acid
Trimethylamine (a fishy odor), 2-methylpropanal (a malty, dark chocolate odor), 3-methylbutanal (a malty, dark chocolate odor), acetic acid (a sour odor), propanoic acid (a cheesy odor), 2-methylpropanoic acid (a cheesy odor), butanoic acid (a cheesy odor), 3-methylbutanoic acid (cheesy, sweaty odors), and methional (a cooked potato odor) had the highest odor activity values: greater than 100.
2,2-Di(hydroxymethyl) propanoic acid (dimethylolpropionic acid; DMPA) was Aldrich reagent grade and 2,2-di(hydroxymelhyl)butanoic acid (dimethylol butyric acid; DMBA) was obtained from Nippon Kasei.