carbamic acid

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car·bam·ic acid

A hypothetical acid, NH2COOH, that exists only in the form of its esters and salts.

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carbamic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a hypothetical compound known only in the form of carbamate salts and esters. Formula: NH2COOH
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car•bam′ic ac′id

(kɑrˈbæm ɪk)
a compound, NH3CO2, known only in the form of its salts or its esters.
[1860–65; carb- + am (ide) + -ic]
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Noun1.carbamic acid - an acid that is known only by virtue of its salts (as ammonium carbamate) or its esters (as urethane)
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Summary: Silica gel column chromatography of the ethyl acetate fraction of methanol extract of Vincetoxicum stocksii resulted in the separation of three new rarely occurring natural products; [4-(4-(methoxycarbonyl)benzyl)phenyl] carbamic acid (1), bis[di-p-phenylmethane]ethyl carbamate (2), methyl 2-hydroxy-3-(2-hydroxy-5-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)phenyl)-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, stocksiloate(3), along with five known compounds; 1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,2,3,-propanetriol (4), feruloyl-6-O-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside (5), 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid (6), apocynin (7) and vincetomine (8).
Various pathogenic microbes are able to utilize urea as a nitrogen source through the activity of the enzyme urease that converts urea into ammonia and carbamic acid, with the spontaneous hydrolysis of carbamic acid to carbonic acid generating a further ammonia molecule [40].