hexanedioic acid

a carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of nylon
Syn: ↑adipic acid
Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid

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/hek"sayn duy oh"ik, hek'-/.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hexanedioic acid — /hek sayn duy oh ik, hek /. See adipic acid. [HEX + (BUT)ANE + DI(CARB)O(XYL)IC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • adipic acid — Hexanedioic acid; the dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2)4COOH. * * * adip·ic acid ə dip ik n a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically for use esp. in the manufacture of nylon …   Medical dictionary

  • Dicarboxylic acid — Dicarboxylic acids are organic compounds that contain two carboxylic acid functional groups. In molecular formulae for dicarboxylic acids, these groups are often written as HOOC R COOH, where R may be an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl group.… …   Wikipedia

  • Adipic acid — Chembox new Name = Adipic acid ImageFile = Adipic acid structure.png ImageName = Adipic acid ImageFile1 = Adipic acid 3d.png IUPACName = hexanedioic acid OtherNames = butane 1,4 dicarboxylic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers SMILES =… …   Wikipedia

  • carboxylic acid — noun an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups • Hypernyms: ↑acid • Hyponyms: ↑acetic acid, ↑ethanoic acid, ↑hexanedioic acid, ↑adipic acid, ↑mucic acid, ↑suberic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • adipic acid — noun A white crystalline di carboxylic acid, CH(COOH); it has many industrial applications; when condensed with hexamethylene diamine it produces nylon. Syn: E355, acidity regulator, hexanedioic acid, butane 1, 4 dicarboxylic acid, butaned …   Wiktionary

  • adipic acid — noun a carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of nylon • Syn: ↑hexanedioic acid • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • adipic acid — /euh dip ik/, Chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble solid, C6H10O4, used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon. Also called hexanedioic acid. [ADIP + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • α-aminoadipic acid — 2 amino 1,6 hexanedioic acid; an intermediate of lysine biosynthesis in higher fungi and bacteria, but not in algae and higher plants. Also found in the degradation of lysine in mammals …   Medical dictionary

  • chemical compound — Introduction  any substance composed of identical molecules consisting of atoms (atom) of two or more chemical elements (chemical element).       All the matter in the universe is composed of the atoms of more than 100 different chemical elements …   Universalium

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