phosphinic acid

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phosphinic acid

[fä′sfin·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
Organic derivative of hypophosphorous acid; contains the radical ‒H2PO2 or =HPO2; examples are methylphosphinic acid, CH3HPOOH, and dimethyl phosphinic acid, (CH3)2POOH.