decanedioic acid

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decanedioic acid (ˌdɛkeɪndaɪˈəʊɪk)
 
n
Also called: sebacic acid a white crystalline carboxylic acid obtained by heating castor oil with sodium hydroxide, used in the manufacture of polyester resins and rubbers and plasticizers. Formula: HOOC(CH2)8COOH

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decanedioic acid

noun
a dicarboxylic acid used to make resins [syn: sebacic acid
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