Acetoin

Acetoin, also known as 3-hydroxybutanone or acetyl methyl carbinol, with the molecular formula is C4H8O2, is a colorless or pale yellow to green yellow liquid with a pleasant, buttery odor. Acetoin is a chiral molecule. The form produced by bacteria is (R)-acetoin. ==Production in bacteria== Acetoin is a neutral, four-carbon molecule used as an ex...
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acetoin

<chemical> 3-hydroxy-2-butanone. A product of fermentation. It is a component of the butanediol cycle in microorganisms. In mammals it is oxidised to carbon dioxide. ... Chemical name: 2-Butanone, 3-hydroxy- ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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acetoin

Type: Term Pronunciation: as-et′-ō-in Definitions: 1. A condensation product of two molecules of acetaldehyde.
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