pelargonic acidpel·ar·gonic acid
a monobasic fatty acid, CHCOOH, obtained from the leaves of a pelargonium or by oxidation of oleic acid: used in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, etc.
A colorless or yellow oil, C9H18O2, used in the manufacture of lacquers, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Also called nonanoic acid.
Origin of pelargonic acidpelargon(ium) + –ic.
from pelargonium + -ic