Adipic acid

Description

Adipic acid is the organic compound with the formula (CH2)4(COOH)2. From the industrial perspective, it is the most important dicarboxylic acid: About 2.5 billion kilograms of this white crystalline powder are produced annually, mainly as a precursor for the production of nylon. Adipic acid otherwise rarely occurs in nature.

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Substance data page for Adipic acid

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Chemistry educational resource for Adipic acid (standard InChIKey WNLRTRBMVRJNCN-UHFFFAOYSA-N). Adipic acid (IUPAC Name); Asapic; Hexanedioic acid; Inipol DS. Follow the page link to go to the compound page on the Learn Chemistry wiki.