from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C6H5CH(OH)COOH, prepared by the hydrolysis of bitter-almond oil or by the action of hydrochloric acid on a mixture of benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic acid. It forms large rhombic crystals, melts at 118° C., and may be resolved into its optical isomers. Also called phenylglycolic acid or paramandelic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to an acid first obtained from benzoic aldehyde (oil of better almonds), as a white crystalline substance; -- called also phenyl glycolic acid.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to mandelic acid


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From German Mandel ("almond")


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  • Ladenburg has also formed a series of artificial alkaloids, called _tropeines_, by uniting the base tropine with different organic acids, as in the case of the compound of mandelic acid and tropine, known as _homatropine_, an alkaloid of action similar to atropine, but possessing some decided advantages in its use.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883

  • In late 2001, the company opened two facilities to make chiral pharmaceutical building blocks, including a 1,000 metric ton/year plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, to produce its ChiPros amines and secondary alcohols, and another multi-ton facility at the same location to manufacture mandelic acid.

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