levulinic acid(redirected from Laevulinic acid)
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levulinic acid[¦lev·yə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
CH3COCH2CH2COOH Crystalline compound forming plates or leaflets that melt at 37°C; freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform; used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubber, and synthetic fibers.
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