pelargonic acidpel·ar·gon·ic 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