tartaric acid

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tartaric acid

n.
Any of three stereoisomeric crystalline organic dicarboxylic acids, C4H6O6, used to make cream of tartar and baking powder, as a sequestrant, and in effervescent beverages and photographic chemicals.
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tartaric acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white odourless crystalline water-soluble dicarboxylic acid existing in four stereoisomeric forms, the commonest being the dextrorotatory (d-) compound which is found in many fruits: used as a food additive (E334) in soft drinks, confectionery, and baking powders and in tanning and photography. Formula: HOOCCH(OH)CH(OH)COOH. Systematic name: 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid
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tar•tar′ic ac′id

(tɑrˈtær ɪk, -ˈtɑr-)
n.
an organic compound, C4H6O6, occurring in four isomeric forms: used in effervescent beverages, baking powder, photography, and tanning.
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Noun1.tartaric acid - an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
hydroxy acid - any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself
racemic acid - the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice
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tartaric acid

[tɑːˌtærɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m tartárico
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tartaric acid

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tartaric acid

n ácido tartárico
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L-tartaric acid is cheap and readily available starting material; it has two chiral centers with two carboxylic acid groups which can be easily derivatized.
Abstract: Sixteen (16) chiral, amides were synthesized from commercially available L-tartaric acid, having two asymmetric centers and C2 axis of symmetry.
The crystal complex was formed by the transformation of one proton of the L-tartaric acid to the nitrogen atom of morpholine.