pelargonic acid


pelargonic acid
\\|peˌlärˈgänik, -gōnik-\ noun
Etymology: pelargonic International Scientific Vocabulary pelargon- (from New Latin Pelargonium) + -ic
: an oily fatty acid CH3(CH2)7COOH found especially in fusel oil and rancid fats, obtained in the form of esters especially from the leaves of pelargoniums and related plants, and usually made synthetically along with azelaic acid by oxidation of oleic acid — called also nonanoic acid

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Chem.
a colorless, oily, water-immiscible liquid, C9H18O2, occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics. Also called nonanoic acid.
[1855-60]

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pelargonic acid noun
An oily fatty acid, obtained esp from the leaves of plants of the Pelargonium genus (also called nonanoic acid)
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Main Entry:pelargonium

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  • pelargonic acid — [pel΄är gän′ik, pel΄ärgō′nik] n. a monobasic fatty acid, C8H17COOH, obtained from the leaves of a pelargonium or by oxidation of oleic acid: used in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pelargonic acid — pelargono rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₈COOH atitikmenys: angl. nonylic acid; pelargonic acid rus. нониловая кислота; пеларгоновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – nonilo rūgštis sinonimas – nonano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pelargonic acid — Used in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics; produced in the oxidative cleavage of oleic acid. SYN: n nonanoic acid. * * * pel·ar·gon·ic acid .pel är .gän ik n an oily fatty acid C9H18O2 found esp. in fusel oil and rancid fats and made… …   Medical dictionary

  • pelargonic acid — /ˌpɛləgɒnɪk ˈæsəd/ (say .peluhgonik asuhd) noun a saturated carboxylic acid, CH3(CH2)7COOH, usually made synthetically by the oxidisation of oleic acid, but which can be obtained in the form of esters, especially from the leaves of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pelargonic acid — noun an aliphatic carboxylic acid, CH(CH)COOH, nonanoic acid, used in the manufacture of plastics, pharmaceuticals etc …   Wiktionary

  • pelargonic acid — Chem. a colorless, oily, water immiscible liquid, C9H18O2, occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics. Also called nonanoic acid. [1855 60]… …   Universalium

  • pelargonic — PELARGÓNIC adj. acid pelargonic = acid gras din frunzele de pelargonie. (< fr. pélargonique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • pelargonic — /pel ahr gon ik, goh nik, euhr /, adj. Chem. of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid. [1855 60; PELARGON(IUM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pelargonic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to plants of the genus Pelargonium b) Of or pertaining to pelargonic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • pelargonic — /pel ahr gon ik, goh nik, euhr /, adj. Chem. of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid. [1855 60; PELARGON(IUM) + IC] …   Useful english dictionary


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