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  • Derived from malic acid.

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  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series (maleic acid), metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid.

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  • adjective chemistry of, or relating to maleic acid or its derivatives


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  • The catch is that until Pimi scales up production of their sprout suppressant, it costs $5 per ton, compared to $3 per ton for chlorpropham or maleic hydrazide.

    Janine Yorio: Where Did the Potato Sprouts Go? 2010

  • After being sprayed with the chemicals (typically chlorpropham or maleic hydrazide) potatoes arrive at the store looking perfect, unblemished, and without any sprouts for up to a year after harvest.

    Janine Yorio: Where Did the Potato Sprouts Go? 2010

  • "The significant current increase in demand for maleic anhydride and projected long-term global customer requirements necessitated the expansion and will strengthen our advantage as leading producer of this important chemical in Europe," said Sasol-Huntsman managing director

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2008

  • Corporation will expand maleic anydride production in Germany, the petrochemical company said on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2008

  • Polyesterification products polyester carboxylic acid or phtalic acid and alkohols instable to some organic compounds, when unsaturated epoxy resins epichlorhydrin, phenols stable alkyd resins maleic acid and phtalic acid, multivalent alcohols medium resistance to solvents and alcohols

    3. Plastic materials Dieter Zemmrich 1993

  • Uses for Hydrazine are: Rocket fuel, agricultural chemicals (maleic hydrazide), drugs (antibacterial and antihypertension), polymerization catalyst, plating metals on glass and plastics, solder fluxes, photographic developers, diving equipment.

    A Large Collection of Incendiary Information (Part II) 1990

  • Stored tubers when cut or grated, rapidly discolour and it has been suggested that field spraying with maleic hydrazide will suppress browning of the tubers which is due to the presence of polyphenolic compounds.

    Chapter 37 1987

  • Early or salad radishes must be harvested as soon as they are mature, otherwise the roots become tough, pithy and unpalatable and the plants bolt; treatment of some 6 week old cultivars with 0.1 per cent aqueous maleic hydrazide is reported to prevent bolting and help the roots retain their flavour and texture.

    Chapter 27 1987

  • In Trinidad, where storage of up to 4 weeks is usually regarded as attainable, pre-harvest spraying with maleic hydrazide or treating the harvested tubers with MENA in acetone inhibited sprouting when the tubers were stored for

    Chapter 30 1987

  • Huntsman holds global leadership positions in MDI diphenylm ­ethane diisocyana­te, polyuretha­ne catalysts, epoxy adhesives, epoxy powder coating systems, aerospace composites ­, electrical insulating materials, textile effect chemicals, polyethera ­mines, ethylene and propylene carbonates­, and maleic anhydride. ­..

    The Full Feed from The Huffington Post News Editors 2012


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