propionic acid


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pro·pi·on·ic acid

 (prō′pē-ŏn′ĭk)
n.
An oily liquid acid, C3H6O2, found naturally in sweat, in milk products, and as a product of bacterial fermentation. Prepared synthetically from ethyl alcohol and carbon monoxide, it is used chiefly in the form of its propionates as a mold inhibitor in bread and as an ingredient in perfume. Also called propanoic acid.

[Greek pro-, first; see pro-2 + Greek pīōn, fat (from the fact that it is first in order among the fatty acids); see peiə- in Indo-European roots + -ic.]

propionic acid

(ˌprəʊpɪˈɒnɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the former name for propanoic acid
[C19: from Greek pro- first + pionic from piōn fat, because it is first in order of the fatty acids]

pro′pi•on′ic ac′id

(ˈproʊ piˈɒn ɪk, ˌproʊ-)

n.
a colorless, oily, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O2, having a pungent odor: used in making bread-mold-inhibiting propionates and as a topical fungicide.
[1850–55; pro-2 + Greek pion- (s. of píōn) fat + -ic]
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Noun1.propionic acid - a liquid fatty acid found in milk and sweat and in fuel distillates
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carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
Translations
Propionsäure
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In the case of propionate, look for these names: calcium propionate, sodium propionate, propionic acid, calcium salt, and calcium dipropionate.
[USPRwire, Fri Aug 30 2019] Market Outlook of propionic acid: The market for Propionic acid is anticipated to increase globally seeing its potential application in food, feed, and health industries because of its wide range of applications.
[ClickPress, Fri Aug 30 2019] Market Outlook of propionic acid: The market for Propionic acid is anticipated to increase globally seeing its potential application in food, feed, and health industries because of its wide range of applications.
However, propionic acid and ammonia nitrogen exhibited no difference during fermentation.
Summary: A new Cu(II) complex with bi-[N-(propionic acid)] terephthalal diacythydrazon (H4L) was obtained by the reaction of CuCl2*2H2O and H4L in 1:1 pyridine and methanol.
In the study published in a Nature journal, the scientists discovered how high levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.
In the study published June 19 in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, the scientists discovered how high levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.
The molar proportions of propionic acid were affected by the substrate source (P<0.01), where corn as a substrate increased the molar proportion of propionic acid as compared to wheat, while wheat tended (P<0.10) to increase the lactate proportion as compared to corn.
In crop contents of 35-day-old broiler chickens, visibly greater concentrations of acetic acid, lactic acid, and succinic acid than that of other acids (formic acid, propionic acid, n-butyric acid, and n-capronic acid) were found (Table 5).
According to the company, the formulation of Sal CURB B is based on formaldehyde, propionic acid and surfactant agents.
10 mL of anaerobic sludge sampled and inoculated to 300 mL serum bottles, and each bottle contained 100 mL propionic acid or butyric acid enrichment medium.