valeric acid(redirected from Potassium pentanoate)
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va·le·ric acid(və-lîr′ĭk, -lĕr′-)
A colorless liquid, C5H10O2, used in flavorings, perfumes, plasticizers, and pharmaceuticals.
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for pentanoic acid
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va•ler′ic ac′id(vəˈlɛr ɪk, -ˈlɪər-)
any of several isomeric organic acids having the formula C5H10O2, the common one being a liquid of pungent odor obtained from valerian roots: used chiefly as an intermediate in perfumery.
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