Sebacic acid

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid; CAS number: 111-20-6; Decanedioic acid; Ipomic acid; sebacinic acid; Sebacylic acid

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Sebacic acid, also known as decanedioic acid or sebacic acid, is a saturated dicarboxylic acid. Its salts and esters are called sebacates.

The diesters with 2-ethylhexanol and 1-butanol are used as plasticizers for plastics; they are also used in cosmetics (e.g. diethylhexyl sebacate).


Last updated on: 29.10.2020