cacodylic acid


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cacodylic acid

[¦kak·ə¦dil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2 AsOOH Colorless crystals that melt at 200°C; soluble in alcohol and water; used as a herbicide.
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Left ventricle myocardial and lung samples were homogenized in an icecold extraction buffer [23] (1: 10 wt/vol) containing cacodylic acid (10 mmol/L), NaCl (150 mmol/L), Zn[Cl.sub.2] (1 mmol/L), Ca[Cl.sub.2] (20 mmol/L), Na[N.sub.3] (1.5 mmol/L), and Triton X-100 0.01% vol/vol (pH 5).
Treatment with similar concentrations of cacodylic acid also had no effect on selenoprotein synthesis (data not shown), and thus pentavalent compounds were not further tested.
More recently, inorganic forms have been replaced by organic arsenicals, such as disodium methylarsenate and cacodylic acid. They are also used in medicines and wood preserving, and have recently reported to be useful in electronics.