(organic chemistry) Of, or relating to the carboxyl functional group.
Carboxylic Sentence Examples
Its methyl derivatives yield the corresponding carboxylic acids when oxidized by potassium permanganate.
Experience has shown that such mono-derivatives as nitro compounds, sulphonic acids, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, and ketones yield as a general rule chiefly the meta-compounds, and this is independent of the nature of the second group introduced; on the other hand, benzene haloids, amino-, homologous-, and hydroxy-benzenes yield principally a mixture of the orthoand para-compounds.
Another hexa-substituted benzene compound capable of direct synthesis is mellitic acid or benzene carboxylic acid, C6(000H)6.
It is probable that tetrahydro acids are first formed, which suffer rearrangement to orthoketone carboxylic acids.
Potassium persulphate oxidizes it in alkaline solution, the product on boiling with acids giving hydroquiirone carboxylic acid (German Patent 81,297).