Product name: Adipic acid
Molecular formula: C6H10O4
Molecular weight: 146.14
Appearance: white crystal
Fusion point: 152centigrade
Boiling point: 337centigrade
Flash point: 232centigrade
Packing: 200kg/ drum, drying surrounding and airproof storage.
Adipic acid is the organic compound with the formula ( CH2) 4(
COOH) 2. From the industrial perspective, it is the most important
dicarboxylic acid: About 2.5 billion kilograms of this white
crystalline powder are produced annually, mainly as a precursor for
the production of nylon. Adipic acid otherwise rarely occurs in
Uses: By far the majority of the 2.5 billion kg of adipic acid
produced annually is used as monomer for the production of nylon by
a polycondensation reaction with hexamethylene diamine forming 6,
6-nylon. Other major applications also involve polymers: it is a
monomer for production of Polyurethane and its esters are
plasticizers, especially in PVC.
In medicine: Adipic acid has been incorporated into
controlled-release formulation matrix tablets to obtain
pH-independent release for both weakly basic and weakly acidic
drugs. It has also been incorporated into the polymeric coating of
hydrophilic monolithic systems to modulate the intragel pH,
resulting in zero-order release of a hydrophilic drug. The
disintegration at intestinal pH of the enteric polymer shellac has
been reported to improve when adipic acid was used as a
pore-forming agent without affecting release in the acidic media.
Other controlled-release formulations have included adipic acid
with the intention of obtaining a late-burst release profile.
In foods: Small but significant amounts of adipic acid are used as
a food ingredient as a flavorant and gelling aid. It is used in
some calcium carbonate antacids to make them tart.
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