Adipic Acid Definition

A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C6 H10 O4 , derived from oxidation of various fats, slightly soluble in water and soluble in alcohol and acetone, and used especially in the manufacture of nylon and polyurethane foams.
American Heritage

(organic chemistry) A white crystalline di-carboxylic acid, C4H8(COOH)2; it has many industrial applications; when condensed with hexamethylene diamine it produces nylon.

  • hexanedioic acid

Origin of Adipic Acid

  • From Latin adeps adip- fat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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