acetoacetic acid


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Related to acetoacetic acid: Ketone bodies, acetoacetic ester

acetoacetic acid

[¦as·ə‚tō‚ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COCH2COOH A colorless liquid miscible with water; derived from β-hydroxybutyric acid in the body.
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Acetoacetic acid (AAA) was shown to reduce biofilm amounts of E.
This test reacts with acetoacetic acid only, not beta-hydroxybutyric acid or acetone.
As one example, acetoacetic acid had the greatest effect on both biofilm production and growth, reducing both by over half.