tartaric acid


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tartaric acid

n.
Any of three stereoisomeric crystalline organic dicarboxylic acids, C4H6O6, used to make cream of tartar and baking powder, as a sequestrant, and in effervescent beverages and photographic chemicals.
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tartaric acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white odourless crystalline water-soluble dicarboxylic acid existing in four stereoisomeric forms, the commonest being the dextrorotatory (d-) compound which is found in many fruits: used as a food additive (E334) in soft drinks, confectionery, and baking powders and in tanning and photography. Formula: HOOCCH(OH)CH(OH)COOH. Systematic name: 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid
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tar•tar′ic ac′id

(tɑrˈtær ɪk, -ˈtɑr-)
n.
an organic compound, C4H6O6, occurring in four isomeric forms: used in effervescent beverages, baking powder, photography, and tanning.
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Noun1.tartaric acid - an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
hydroxy acid - any acid that has hydroxyl groups in addition to the hydroxyl group in the acid itself
racemic acid - the optically inactive form of tartaric acid that is often found in grape juice
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tartaric acid

[tɑːˌtærɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m tartárico
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tartaric acid

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tartaric acid

n ácido tartárico
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Technavio's market research analyst predicts the global tartaric acid market to grow at a moderate rate of around 4% during the forecast period.
L-(+)- tartaric acid is a readily available chemical, contains two chiral centers and has also been used enormously in the synthesis of chiral and bioactive compounds [1-7].
The concentration of organic acids were in the following pattern Citric Acidgreater than Malic Acidgreater than Ascorbic Acidgreater than Tartaric Acid. Citric acid malic acid ascorbic acid and tartaric acid content ranged from 925.92 mg/100 mL (Kinnow) to1323.25 mg/100 mL (Musambi) 9.67 mg/100 mL (Musambi) to 519.62 mg/100 mL (Kinnow) 36.38 mg/100 mL (red blood) to 51.43 mg/100 mL (Kinnow) 0.318 mg/100 mL (Musambi) to 0.825 mg/100 mL (Kinnow) respectively in different citrus species.
In addition to testing alcohol, measuring the age of other wine components, such as tartaric acid and various phenolic substances, can help improve the reliability of the technique for etecting fraud, according to Jones.
To confirm that these jars at one time contained wine, the Spanish team analyzed the samples for trace amounts of tartaric acid, which is found almost exclusively in grapes.
Our general idea for the synthesis of bimorpholine 1 is based on the following key steps: introduction of nitrogen-containing functionality into tartaric acid derivative 3, O-alkylation of hydroxyl groups in derivative 5, and one-pot reduction and intramolecular cyclization of compound 8 (Scheme 1).
Raisins and their by-products contain significant levels of tartaric acid (1.5-2.2 percent acidity measured as tartaric acid), which acts as a flavour enhancer, making raisins and their by-products prime candidates as an ingredient in sodium reduced foods.
Additionally, according to the BOE, several raw materials that "become a component part of the finished product" are also not subject to tax, and these include oak chips or particles, sulfur dioxide, tartaric acid, potassium meta-bi-sulfite, nitrogen gas, potassium carbonate and several others.
In addition, measuring the age of other wine components, such as tartaric acid and various phenolic substances, can help improve the reliability of the technique for detecting fraud.
Chemical modification with tartaric acid resulted in enhanced removing efficiency of same quantity of biosorbent by enhancing the number of binding sites available for biosorption that was mainly due to protonation of carboxylic, hydroxylic and amino functional groups of seeds (as clear from FT-IR data in Table-1) [24].