- CAS #: 124-04-9
- EINECS #: 204-673-3
- Synonyms: 1,4-Butanedicarboxylic Acid • 1,6-Hexanedioic Acid • 1,6-Dioic Acid • AA • Hexanedioic Acid
- Formula: HOOC (CH2)4 COOH
- Not Regulated
Adipic acid is a white crystalline powder. This organic compound is the most important synthetic dicarboxylic acid annually produced, mainly used as a precursor for the production of nylon.
Adipic acid is also used in the chemical industry to produce other polymers, coatings, plasticizers and detergents. Based on available studies, the pure substance causes serious eye damage. Safety conditions of use must be observed for handling in industry, to avoid workers’ eye exposure. Adipic acid is used for some specific consumer products like dish washing machine tablets. It is formulated in suitable concentrations, according to appropriate regulations, to ensure safe use of the final product in the conditions of use written on the product packaging.
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