/ (ˌdɛkeɪndaɪˈəʊɪk) /
a white crystalline carboxylic acid obtained by heating castor oil with sodium hydroxide, used in the manufacture of polyester resins and rubbers and plasticizers. Formula: HOOC(CH 2) 8 COOHAlso called: sebacic acid
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