sebacic acid


noun Chemistry.

a crystalline, slightly water-soluble, dibasic acid, C10H18O4, usually obtained from castor oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of plasticizers and resins.

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Origin of sebacic acid

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for sebacic acid

sebacic acid
/ (sɪˈbæsɪk, -ˈbeɪ-) /

noun

another name for decanedioic acid
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