pelargonic acid meaning

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  An oily fatty acid, obtained esp from the leaves of plants of the Pelargonium genus (also called nonanoic acid)

n : an oily fatty acid C9H18O2 found esp. in fusel oil and rancid fats and made synthetically by oxidation of oleic acid


  1. Azelaic acid and pelargonic acids are produced from ozonolysis of oleic acid on an industrial scale.
  2. It is an amide of pelargonic acid ( n-nonanoic acid ) and vanillyl amine.
  3. "' Nonanoic acid "', also called "'pelargonic acid "', is an organic compound composed of a nine-carbon chain terminating in a carboxylic acid with structural formula CH 3 ( CH 2 ) 7 COOH . The esters and salts of nonanoic acid are called "'nonanoates " '.

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