Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to fat; obtained from fat: as, sebacic acid (C10H18O4), an acid obtained from olein. It crystallizes in white, nacreous, very light needles or laminæ resembling those of benzoic acid. Also sebic.
- adj. Of or pertaining to sebacic acid or its derivatives
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also
sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystalline substance.
- Latin sebum ("tallow") (Wiktionary)
“S. 3161: A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on certain sebacic acid.”
“Butter, however, is susceptible of becoming acid by an excess of oxygen; it is then said to be rancid, and produces the sebacic acid, the same as that which is obtained from fat.”
“At K 2007, BASF, whose chemists working for Farben had developed the first castor nylon, announced introduction of Ultramid Balance nylon 6/10, which is about 60 percent based on sebacic acid, a material derived from castor oil.”
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