lactone

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lactone

[′lak‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
An internal cyclic mono ester formed by gamma (γ) or delta (δ) hydroxy acids spontaneously; thus γ-hydroxybutyric acid forms γ-butyrolactone.
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The characterization test of lactonic compounds present in methanolic fractions showed after addition of Kedde'sreagent variability in the intensity of the pink color of the samples.
The functional groups likely to be formed with this process are carboxylic, lactonic, phenolic, carbonyl, o-quinone-like structures, and ether-type oxygen (Boehm 2001).
The free and lactonic acidity values increase progressively as a result of heating and prolonged storage (Jimenez et al.