Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to fat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fatty or oily substances; -- applied to certain acids obtained from fats by the action of nitric acid.

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  • adjective organic chemistry Pertaining to, or derived from, fatty or oily substances; applied to certain acids obtained from fats by the action of nitric acid.
  • adjective organic chemistry Of, or derived from adipic acid.

Etymologies

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From Latin adeps ("lard, fat").

Examples

  • Indeed in response to this, starting in May 2013, the EU has banned companies covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from using CERs from HFC-23 and N2O adipic acid industrial gas projects.

    What is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)?

  • Europe and South Korea of adipic acid, a chemical used to make nylon.

    China Sets Antidumping Probe

  • In June, China imposed new barriers on U.S. and European Union exports of adipic acid, an industrial chemical used to make nylon and polyester resin.

    Protectionism Exposed

  • The ETS would also expand beyond CO2 to include nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from nitric, adipic, and glyoxalic acid production, and perofluorocarbon (PFC) emissions from the aluminum sector.

    European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

  • The average cost of producing adipic acid was just over $1,750 a metric ton in June, while the sales prices in the benchmark Chinese market were barely higher, at around $1,800 a metric ton, according to industry consultant PCI Nylon GmbH.

    French Firm Cashes In

  • There are no such U.N. constraints on adipic-acid production, Mr. Barry says, since there's demand for the finished product, given its importance in manufacturing nylon.

    French Firm Cashes In

  • If Rhodia's adipic acid at Onsan generates a profit of $50 or so a metric ton, that's worth $7.5 million a year.

    French Firm Cashes In

  • By the 1990s, most adipic-acid producers in the U.S. and Europe started to voluntarily cut their emissions under pressure from environmentalists.

    French Firm Cashes In

  • Mr. Rosier declined to comment on the relative profitability of adipic acid and pollution credits.

    French Firm Cashes In

  • Rhodia SA, manufactures hundreds of tons a day of adipic acid, an ingredient in nylon, at its factory here.

    French Firm Cashes In

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