(1) A clear odorless hygroscopic syrupy carboxylic acid found in sour milk and in many fruits
- 2-hydroxy-propanoic acid (CH3.CHOH.CO2H), a syrupy liquid, soluble in water; found in milk, wine and many fruits; used as a food additive and in many industrial applications.
- E270 when used as a preservative
- milk acid
- 2-hydroxypropanoic acid