levulinic acid

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levulinic acid

[¦lev·yə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COCH2CH2COOH Crystalline compound forming plates or leaflets that melt at 37°C; freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform; used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubber, and synthetic fibers.
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1999) and weak organic acids such as acetic acid as well as formic and levulinic acids that are formed from the breakdown of HMF and furfural (Larsson et al.