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fumaric acid - Biology, Medicine, Food

C2H2(COOH)2, IUPAC trans-butenedioic acid, melting point 300ÂșC (in a sealed tube). An unsaturated dicarboxylic acid, used in the manufacture of polyester resins. The salts are called fumarates, and are often used in preparations of drugs. It is a geometrical isomer of maleic acid.

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