isovaleric acid(redirected from 3-Methylbutanoic acid)
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isovaleric acid[¦ī·sō·və′ler·ik ′as·əd]
(CH3)2CHCH2COOH Color-less liquid with disagreeable taste and aroma; boils at 176°C; soluble in alcohol and ether; found in valeriana, hop, tobacco, and other plants; used in flavors, perfumes, and medicines.
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