succinic acid

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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.]

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

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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BioAmber's proposed second facility will be over six times the size of its existing Sarnia plant, with annual capacity of 70,000 tons of bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO), 24,000 tons of bio-based tetrahydrofuran (THF) and 60,000 tons of bio-based succinic acid.
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Bio-based diols such as ethylene glycol and 1,3 propanediol (PDO), as well as diacids such as succinic acid, are the poster children of successfully commercialized renewable chemical building blocks for use in the production of bio-based polyesters such as bio-PET, bio-PBS (polybutylene succinate) and bio-PTT (polytrimethylene terephthalate).
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Succinic acid was the metabolite of greatest interest, since its increased excretion occurred with the highest frequency.