decanedioic acid

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A white crystalline dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2)8COOH; r.d. 1.12; m.p. 131–134.5°C; b.p. 294.4°C (100 mmHG). Obtained from castor oil, it is used in plasticizers, lubricants, and cosmetics and in the production of other organic chemicals.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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