sebacic acid

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

Origin of sebacic acid

First recorded in 1780–90

Words Nearby sebacic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sebacic acid in a sentence

  • After this we pour on a proper quantity of sulphuric acid, and the sebacic acid passes over by distillation.

    Elements of Chemistry, | Antoine Lavoisier

British Dictionary definitions for sebacic acid

sebacic acid

/ (sɪˈbæsɪk, -ˈbeɪ-) /

  1. another name for decanedioic acid

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