A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C3 H4 O4 , that is a strong irritant and is used in making barbiturates.
A crystalline, dibasic acid, HOOCCH2COOH, obtained from malic acid by oxidation and used in synthesizing barbiturates.
A white crystalline acid derived from malic acid and used in making barbiturates. Chemical formula: C3H4O4.
Origin of malonic-acid
French (acide) malonique alteration of malique malic (acid) malic acid