Chemical Structure / July 18, 2018 / Isabelle Vinson
Acrylic acid (IUPAC: propenoic acid) is an organic compound with the formula CH2=CHCOOH. It is the simplest unsaturated carboxylic acid, consisting of a vinyl group connected directly to a carboxylic acid terminus. This colorless liquid has a characteristic acrid or tart smell. It is miscible with water, alcohols, ethers, and chloroform. More than a million tons are produced annually.
Imidazole is the accepted name for the parent compound in the series, the numbering of which follows the accepted pattern for heterocyclic compound. Imidazole or iminazoline is an azapyrrole, the nitrogen atom is separated by one carbon atom. This compound was earlier also called as glyoxalin as it was first prepared in 1958 from glyoxal and ammonia.
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