HOCOCH24COOH
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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