mandelic acid(redirected from phenylglycolic acid)
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An aromatic principle extracted from almonds and peach and apricot seeds; also prepared synthetically. As a urinary antiseptic it has been supplanted by its derivative mandelamine.
[Ger. Mandel, almond]
C8H8O3, a colorless hydroxy acid. Its salt is used to treat urinary tract infections. Synonym: phenylglycolic acid
CAS # 90-64-2
See also: acid