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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Glyceric acid is available commercially as a syrup with significant water content or as its calcium salt, which is insoluble in organic solvents and in the derivatizing agents used.
First, the technique described here does not distinguish between the d and l forms of glyceric acid.