crotonic acid

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cro·ton·ic acid

Either of two geometric isomers of a corrosive organic acid, C4H6O2, used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and resins.

[From New Latin Croton, plant genus; see croton.]

crotonic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline insoluble unsaturated carboxylic acid produced by oxidation of crotonaldehyde and used in organic synthesis; trans-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:CHCOOH
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2-Propenyl-4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline, 1, was synthesized by acylation of 2-amino-2-methyl propanol with crotonyl chloride and subsequent ring closure upon treatment with mesyl chloride.