levulinic acid


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lev·u·lin·ic ac·id

(lev'yū-lin'ik as'id),
4-Oxopentanoic acid; formed by the action of hot, strong acids on hexoses.
See also: δ-aminolevulinic acid.
Synonym(s): levulic acid

levulinic acid

CH3COCH2CH2COOH, an acid formed when certain simple sugars are acted on by dilute hydrochloric acid.
CAS # 123-76-2
See also: acid
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As a fine chemical with wide application range, levulinic acid is mainly used in the fields of medicine, food, prinking ink, plastics, plasticiser, electronic products, flavor, etc, but most of the application industries haven't be explored in China currently.