glyceric acid


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glyceric acid

[glə′ser·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C3H6O4 A hydroxy acid obtained by oxidation of glycerin.
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The main glycerol oxidation product over all Pd containing composites was glyceric acid.
Furthermore, we have no clear explanation for the changes in other metabolites, such as citramalic, adipic acid, gluconic acid lactone, or glyceric acid, although the last 2 metabolites (which are products of glucose and glycerol oxidation, respectively) may represent artifacts resulting from the high temperatures reached during gas chromatography.
Glyceric acid was supplied as a syrup with a significant water content and was lyophilized before dissolving in pyridine.