adipic acid
adipic acid adipic acid an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid ({HO.CO.(CH2)4.CO.OH}), containing six carbon atoms in a linear chain. It is found in beet juice. It is used in the manufacture of synthetic plastics such as Nylon, as well as other products. [PJC]

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  • Adipic acid — Chembox new Name = Adipic acid ImageFile = Adipic acid structure.png ImageName = Adipic acid ImageFile1 = Adipic acid 3d.png IUPACName = hexanedioic acid OtherNames = butane 1,4 dicarboxylic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers SMILES =… …   Wikipedia

  • adipic acid — adipo rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė HOOC(CH₂)₄COOH atitikmenys: angl. adipic acid rus. адипиновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – heksano dirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • adipic acid — noun A white crystalline di carboxylic acid, CH(COOH); it has many industrial applications; when condensed with hexamethylene diamine it produces nylon. Syn: E355, acidity regulator, hexanedioic acid, butane 1, 4 dicarboxylic acid, butaned …   Wiktionary

  • adipic acid — Hexanedioic acid; the dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2)4COOH. * * * adip·ic acid ə dip ik n a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically for use esp. in the manufacture of nylon …   Medical dictionary

  • adipic acid — noun a carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of nylon • Syn: ↑hexanedioic acid • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • adipic acid — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1877 a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically for use especially in the manufacture of nylon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adipic acid — /euh dip ik/, Chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble solid, C6H10O4, used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon. Also called hexanedioic acid. [ADIP + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • adipic acid — [ə dɪpɪk] noun Chemistry a crystalline fatty acid obtained from natural fats, used in making nylon. Origin C19: from L. adeps, adip fat + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • adipic acid — a•dip′ic ac′id [[t]əˈdɪp ɪk[/t]] n. chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble solid, C6H10O4, used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon • Etymology: 1875–90; < Ladip (see adipo ) + ic (the acid was obtained by oxidation of fats) …   From formal English to slang

  • adipic acid — /ədɪpɪk ˈæsəd/ (say uhdipik asuhd) noun a white crystalline organic compound, (CH2)4 (COOH)2; used in the production of nylon …   Australian English dictionary

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