2-Decenedioic acid

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2-Decenedioic acid

2-Decenedioic acid

2-Decenedioic acid, also known as sebacic acid, is a dicarboxylic acid with the chemical formula C10H18O4. It is classified as a fatty acid due to its structure and properties. This compound is a colorless solid at room temperature and is commonly used in various industrial applications.

Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Decenedioic acid is soluble in water and has a melting point of approximately 131 degrees Celsius. It exhibits a characteristic odor and is considered non-toxic. The compound is stable under normal conditions and is not known to pose any significant health risks.

Production[edit | edit source]

2-Decenedioic acid can be synthesized through the oxidation of 2-decene using various methods such as ozonolysis or permanganate oxidation. Industrial production of sebacic acid involves the catalytic hydrogenation of castor oil.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Sebacic acid has a wide range of applications in different industries. It is commonly used in the production of polyamides, polyesters, and plasticizers. The compound is also utilized in the manufacturing of lubricants, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products.

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