LAEVULINIC ACID (3-acetopropionic acid), C 5 H 8 0 3 or CH 3 CO CH 2 CH 2 CO 2 H, a ketonic acid prepared from laevulose, inulin, starch, &c., by boiling them with dilute hydrochloric or sulphuric acids.
This investigator just missed a great discovery, for he did not consider the spherical forms to be living organisms but compared them with starch granules.
The second class include all changes brought about by the agency of enzymes, such as the action of diastase on starch, invertase on cane sugar, glucase on maltose, &c. The actions are essentially hydrolytic.
The seeds and the rhizomes contain an abundance of starch, which renders them serviceable in some places for food.
The varied manufactures of the town comprise cloth, linen, wax candles, starch, glass and porcelain.