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

Word History


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

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“Suberic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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