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sebacic acid

noun, Chemistry.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble, dibasic acid, C 1 0 H 1 8 O 4 , usually obtained from castor oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins.
Origin of sebacic acid
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After this we pour on a proper quantity of sulphuric acid, and the sebacic acid passes over by distillation.

    Elements of Chemistry, Antoine Lavoisier
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sebacic acid

/sɪˈbæsɪk; -ˈbeɪ-/
another name for decanedioic acid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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