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The univalent group, -COOH, the functional group characteristic of all organic acids.

car′box·yl′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adj.
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containing or pertaining to the carboxyl group or the carboxyl radical
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Adj.1.carboxylic - relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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The tread ring includes a tread rubber layer forming the ground contact surface, and a reinforcing rubber layer formed on the tire radial direction inner side of the tread layer, and the reinforcing layer is formed of a rubber material obtained by co-crosslinking a rubber composition including a rubber component, an a, beta-unsaturated carboxylic acid metal salt and a peroxide such that the metal salt has an amount in the range of 10 to 80 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component and the rubber component has a content rate of butadiene rubber in the range of 10 to 100% by mass.
Propionic acid is a carboxylic acid which occurs naturally.
Thiocarboxylic acids caught Shen's attention because of their rarity in nature and similarity to lab-made molecules called carboxylic acids.
The patent, entitled "Benzoic acid, benzoic acid derivatives and heteroaryl carboxylic acid conjugates of hydromorphone, prodrugs, methods of making and use thereof." provides a compound, and compositions thereof, of 3-benzoate-hydromorphone.
In the article titled "Effect of Carboxylic Functional Group Functionalized on Carbon Nanotubes Surface on the Removal of Lead from Water" [1], the name of the third author was given incorrectly as Bassam Al-Tawbini.