Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to sebacic acid or its derivatives

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from The 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.

Etymologies

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Latin sebum ("tallow")

Examples

  • S. 3161: A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on certain sebacic acid.

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  • ** French specialty chemicals group Arkema said it plans to buy polyamide producer Hipro Polymers and sebacic acid leader Casda Biomaterials as it continues its expansion in China.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • "While working with ethylene glycol and sebacic acid -- antifreeze and castor oil -- an assistant stuck a glass rod into a gooey mess that had been cooked and drew out a hair-like thread that hardened when it cooled.

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