(chemistry) Of, or relating to maleic acid or its derivatives.
Maleic Sentence Examples
Many derivatives are known, some of which exist in two structural forms, exhibiting geometrical isomerism after the mode of fumaric and maleic acids.
Consequently, of each pair of isomers we may establish beforehand which is the more stable; either in particular circumstances, a direct change taking place, as, for instance, with maleic acid, which when exposed to sunlight in presence of a trace of bromine, yields the isomeric fumaric acid almost at once, or, indirectly, one may conclude that the isomer which forms under greater heat-development is the more stable, at least at lower temperatures.
Hydriodic acid and phosphorus reduce it to maleic acid and finally to succinic acid.
Fumaric Acid is produced from petroleum feed stock (butane) via maleic anhydride.
Other pesticide residues found at levels below statutory levels include aldicarb, maleic hydrazide, tecnazene and thiabendazole.