Adipic acid (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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1,4-butanedicarboxylic acid; 1,4-dicarboxylbutane; 1,6-Hexanedioic acid; Adipic acid; E 355

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Adipic acid, also known as hexanedioic acid, is a dicarboxylic acid. Its esters and salts are called adipates.

Adipic acid is approved in the EU as a food additive (E 355) and serves as an acidifier. Its alkali salts sodium adipate(E 356) and potassium adipate (E 357) are also food additives and are used, among other things, as flavour substitutes for tartaric acid (e.g. in lemonades).

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Glyceryl abietate (INCI) the glycrine esters of adipic acid are used in cosmetic products as viscosity regulators to soften a cream or ointment base.

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Glyceryl adipate (inci);

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E 356; Tartaric acid (l+);


Last updated on: 29.10.2020