decanedioic acid

/ (ˌdɛkeɪndaɪˈəʊɪk) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. decamp,
  2. decan,
  3. decanal,
  4. decanally,
  5. decane,
  6. decani,
  7. decanoic acid,
  8. decanol,
  9. decanormal,
  10. decant

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