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. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • 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 — /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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”