carboxylic carboxylic  /kɑr bɔk ˈsɪ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical

Usage(s):

  • Nylon is technically described as "synthetic fibre-forming polymeric amides having a protein-like structure, produced by reacting diamines and dibasic carboxylic acids.

News

  • Earth Energy Renewables Produces High-Value Industrial Acids From Organic Waste

    BRYAN, Texas, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Energy Renewables, LLC (EER) announced today that it has successfully produced high yields of very pure, bio-based carboxylic acids from sustainable organic wastes such as food waste and other negative-cost wastes.  EER produced these acids using its patented technology that converts any biodegradable material into valuable carboxylic acids by ...
    on December 3, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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