pectic acid


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pectic acid

[′pek·tik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
A complex acid, partially demethylated, obtained from the pectin of fruits.
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Key words: Melon peel Pectic acid Adsorption Lead ions Saponification.
the present study the muskmelon peel one of the common kitchen biowastes produced in large amount each year is considered for the adsorbent preparation because it contains pectic acid which has been verified to have good affinity to the heavy metal ions [25].
Pectic acid is a group designation applied to pectic substances mostly composed of galacturonans containing negligible amounts of methoxyl groups.