suberic acid

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Definition of suberic acid

: a crystalline dicarboxylic acid HOOC(CH2)6COOH obtained usually by alkaline hydrolysis of suberin or by oxidation of cork, castor oil, or ricinoleic acid with nitric acid; octane-dioic acid

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History and Etymology for suberic acid

French subérique, from Latin suber cork oak, cork + French -ique -ic

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