White flaky crystals. Sebacic acid is obtained from heating Castor oil with Sodium hydroxide. It is used in the synthesis of alkyd, nylon, and polyester resins. Sebacic acid is also used as a Plasticizer.
Synonyms and Related Terms
1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid; sebacylic acid; decanedioic acid
- Inhalation, ingestion and skin contact may cause irritation.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in ethanol, ether. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||133-134.5 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=102.07|
|Boiling Point||295.0 C|
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 8558