pelargonic acid


nounChemistry.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-immiscible liquid, C9H18O2, occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics.

Origin of pelargonic acid

1
First recorded in 1855–60

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pelargonic acid

/ (ˌpɛləˈɡɒnɪk) /


noun
  1. another name for nonanoic acid

Origin of pelargonic acid

1
C19: so named because it was originally derived from pelargonium leaves

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