Pectic acid

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Pectic acid
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Names
Other names
Pectate; Poly(1,4-α-D-galacturonate); α-D-Polygalacturonic acid
Identifiers
9046-40-6 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChemSpider 388376 YesY
PubChem 439239
Properties
(C6H8O6)n
Molar mass Variable
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Infobox references

Pectic acid, also known as polygalacturonic acid, is a water-soluble, transparent gelatinous acid existing in ripe fruit and some vegetables. It is a product of pectin degradation in plants, and is produced via the interaction between pectinase and pectin (the latter being common in the wine-making industry).

References[edit]

  • G. O. Aspinall and A. Cañas-Rodriguez (1958). "810. Sisal pectic acid". Journal of the Chemical Society: 4020–4027. doi:10.1039/JR9580004020.