Suberic Acid
Title: Suberic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 505-48-6
CAS Name: Octanedioic acid
Additional Names: 1,6-hexanedicarboxylic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H14O4
Molecular Weight: 174.19
Percent Composition: C 55.16%, H 8.10%, O 36.74%
Line Formula: COOH(CH2)6COOH
Literature References: Made by heating castor oil or ricinoleic acid with nitric acid: Dominguez, Lopez, Ciencia (Mexico City) 20, 73 (1959), C.A. 54, 18990f (1960). Prepn from diethyl malonate + w-bromocapronitrile: Cason et al., J. Org. Chem. 14, 37 (1949); by oxidation of oleic acid with nitric acid: Cavanaugh, Weir, US 2560156 (1951 to du Pont).
Properties: Crystals, mp 140-144°. bp100 279°. Sublimes at 300° without decompn. One gram dissolves in 625 ml water, 172 ml ether; sol in alcohol; almost insol in chloroform.
Melting point: mp 140-144°
Boiling point: bp100 279°
Use: In the plastics industry.

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