valeric acid


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va·le·ric ac·id

(vă-lē'rik as'id),
A monobasic aliphatic acid; distilled from valerian; some of its salts are used in medicine; found in human colon.
Synonym(s): pentanoic acid

valeric acid

C5H10O2, an oily fatty acid having a distinctly disagreeable odor, existing in four isomeric. Synonym: pentanoic acid
CAS # 109-52-4
See also: acid
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The concentrations of propionic acid, isobutyric acid, butyric acid, isovaleric acid and valeric acid were low and varied little throughout the incubation.
Products: Acids including 2-ethylhexoic acid, isopentanoic acid, and valeric acid
001 (1) Acetic, propionic, butyric and valeric acid expressed in mmol/g OM; Total VFA = acetic+propionic+iso-butyric+butyric+iso- valeric+valeric (in mmol/ g OM); BCR = branched-chain ratio calculated as total straight chain fatty acids to branched-chain fatty acids.