crotonic acid

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cro·ton·ic acid

Either of two geometric isomers of a corrosive organic acid, C4H6O2, used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals and resins.

[From New Latin Croton, plant genus; see croton.]

crotonic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline insoluble unsaturated carboxylic acid produced by oxidation of crotonaldehyde and used in organic synthesis; trans-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:CHCOOH
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Ruminal VFA were quantified using gas chromatography (Agilent Technologies 7890A; Santa Clara, CA, USA) with crotonic acid as an internal standard and a capillary column (30 mx0.
High performance liquid chromatography analysis revealed that the retention time of crotonic acid (by-product) obtained from digested PHA was approximately 24.
P(NIPAAm-co-AAm) and p(NIPAAm-co-AAm)/XA hydrogels that contain crotonic acid (CA) exhibit a lover critical solution temperature (LCST) at 28[degrees]C, whereas p(NIPAAm-ce;-AAm)/IA, and P(NIPAAm-co-AAm)/ACA hydrogels exhibit a lover critical solution temperature at 30.
After the PHB is extracted or the crotonic acid produced, remnants of the grass could be burned as a biomass energy source that produces lower net carbon emissions than fossil fuels.
The second monomer unit is selected from the group consisting of C1-3 alkyl esters of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and crotonic acid.
Acrylic acid (AA; > 99%, Fluka, Switzerland), Crotonic acid (CA; > 97%, Fluka, Switzerland) monomers and azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN, Merck) were used as received.
Table 5 -- unsaturated and saturated fatty acids Unsaturated Saturated Crotonic acid Butyric acid Oleic acid Caproic acid Vaccenic acid Caprylic acid Linoleic acid Capric acid Linolenic acid Lauric acid Erucid acid Myristic acid Palmitic acid Stearic acid
This platform chemical, crotonic acid, can be readily converted through simple known chemical conversion steps to a range of commodity chemical intermediates including butanol and propylene.