from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, nonane. Cf. pelargonic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound of the acetic acid series, C8H17COOH, prepared by the hydrolysis of octyl cyanide. It melts at 12.5° C., boils at 253–254° C., and is probably identical with pelargonic acid prepared from oil of rue.


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