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suc·cin·ic acid

A colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C4H6O4, occurring naturally in amber and important in the Krebs cycle. It is also synthesized for use in pharmaceuticals and perfumes.

[French succinique, from Latin succinum, amber.]
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succinic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless water-soluble dicarboxylic acid found in plant and animal tissues: used in making lacquers, dyes, perfumes, etc; 1,4-butanedioic acid. Formula: HOOCCH2:CH2COOH
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suc•cin′ic ac′id

(səkˈsɪn ɪk)

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O4, used esp. in the manufacture of lacquers, dyes, and perfume.
[1780–90; < French succinique < Latin succinum amber]
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Noun1.succinic acid - a dicarboxylic acid (C4H6O4) active in metabolic processes
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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The concentrations of the acids were 0.1356, 0.0678 and 0.0452 M for monocarboxylic acids (acetic acid), dicarboxylic acids (malic, tartaric, malonic, oxalic and succinic acids) and tricarboxylic acids (citric acid), respectively.
The mean amounts of citric, malic, and succinic acids found in flesh were 1.9-2.2 g per kg of FW, 2.9-3 g per kg of FW, and 1.5-1.7 g per kg of FW, respectively, while in skin these values were 0.4-0.5 g per kg of FW, 1.72.3 g per kg of FW, and 2.2-2.3 g per kg of FW, respectively.
Furthermore, TCA intermediates including citric, isocitric, malic, and succinic acids were successfully detected in culture media of PC3 cells (data not shown).
calcoaceticus SE370 grown in optimal medium showed the production of significant level of malic, citric, and succinic acids (Fig.
Bio-based succinic acids used in the PBS/PBST segment is also used in packaging of food, as these are non-toxic, biodegradable, and also have better heat resistance and processability in comparison to other biopolymers.
Given that there are so many companies investing real money in fermentation routes to raw materials like acrylic and succinic acids, it is likely that they have indeed found a way to be price competitive.
2001) and succinic acids (Merck Research Laboratories 2001) have been isolated from natural products or synthesized for the development of medicines.