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.]
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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
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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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Succinic acid, traditionally produced from petroleum, is used in applications including polymers, urethanes, plasticizers, and coatings.
The contract has been signed for distributing BioAmber's biobased succinic acid in the Benelux, France, Iberia, Germany, Poland, South East Europe, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Myriant's cost-advantaged bio-succinic acid will be a “drop-in” replacement for petroleum-derived succinic acid and other chemical intermediates.
Reverdia produces biobased succinic acid, which is derived from non-fossil feedstock and can be used in the manufacture of polymers, resins, and other products.
The bio-derived succinic acid will come from BioAmber.
The authors found only three organic acids, the highest levels being from the succinic acid, followed by citric acid, with only traces of malic acid.
US green chemicals producer DNP Green Technology said today it had acquired the 50%-stake of French agricultural R&D centre Agro-Industrie Recherches et Developpements (ARD) in their bio-based succinic acid joint venture Bioamber, as part of the latter's restructuring.
In another potential new application, the scientists also showed that dry water is a promising means to speed up catalyzed reactions between hydrogen gas and maleic acid to produce succinic acid, a feedstock or raw material widely used to make drugs, food ingredients, and other consumer products.
MCC produces GS Pla, its trademark for polybutylene succinate, a bio-degradable polymer made from petro-based succinic acid in Japan and markets it worldwide.
MSG, disodium 5'-inosine monophosphate (IMP), disodium 5'-guanosine monophosphate (GMP), sodium chloride, lactic acid, propionic acid and succinic acid were quantified in the cheeses.
PBS, the main component of the material, is a plant-based resin composed mainly of succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol.