cyanoacetic acid

cyanoacetic acid

[¦sī·ə·nō·ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
NCCH2COOH Hygroscopic crystals with a melting point of 66°C; decomposes at 160°C; soluble in ether, water, and alcohol; used in the synthesis of intermediates and in the commercial preparation of barbital. Also known as malonic mononitrile.
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It is extensively used as a chemical intermediate for the production of numerous industrially and commercially important chemicals, including glycine, CMC, TGA, and cyanoacetic acid.