E355 - Adipic Acid

Adipic Acid is naturally found in rhubarb and beets. It can also be produced synthetically for industrial use. It is a relatively mild acidifier, permitted in a very limited range of products.


E355 - Adipic Acid

Adipic acid is a chemical compound with the formula C₆H₁₀O₄. It is an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, meaning it has two carboxylic acid groups (-COOH). It is colorless and solid at room temperature.

Adipic acid is a significant compound in the chemical industry. It is primarily used in the manufacturing of nylon, a synthetic polymer used in a wide variety of applications, including textiles, plastics, films, and fibers. Adipic acid is also used in the production of plasticizers, adhesives, lubricants, and other chemicals.

Adipic acid is a corrosive and irritant compound. It can cause severe burns to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Precautions should be taken when handling adipic acid.

Here are some physical properties of adipic acid:

  • Molar mass: 146.14 g/mol
  • Melting point: 152.1 °C
  • Boiling point: 263.1 °C
  • Density: 1.36 g/cm³
  • Solubility in water: 17.7 g/100 ml at 20 °C
  • Solubility in acetone: 30.3 g/100 ml at 20 °C

Here are some applications of adipic acid:

  • Manufacturing nylon
  • Production of plasticizers
  • Production of adhesives
  • Production of lubricants

Other chemical applications : 

Adipic acid is an important chemical compound with many applications. Precautions should be taken when handling adipic acid due to its corrosive and irritant nature.

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CAS Number
HS Code
2917 39 00
Chemical Formula
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E355 - Adipic Acid

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