Adipic Acid (a.k.a. Hexanedioic Acid, Bio-Adipic Acid) is one of the most important aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, with about 2.5 billion kilograms being produced per year. It is isolated as odorless, colorless crystals having an acidic taste. Adipic Acid undergoes the reactions of carboxylic acids, reacting at one or both carboxylic acid groups to form salts, esters, amides, nitriles, etc. Actually, because of the bifunctional nature of this acid, it is used in a number of industrial polymerization processes. Most of its worldwide consumption is destined for the manufacture of nylon 6,6 fibers and resins, and a small amount is still used captively to produce adiponitrile.
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