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Adipic Acid
C6H10O4
technical grade (99.7% minimum purity) and Food Chemical Codex grade (FCC, 99.6% minimum purity).
Most of Adipic Acid is used captively by the producer in the manufacture of nylon-6,6 polyamide, prepared by reaction with 1,6-hexanediamine. The remaining of Adipic Acid production is sold in the merchant market, for a wide range of applications. In this context, Adipic Acid may be converted to esters, further used in plasticizers, lubricants and in polyurethane resins; added to gelatins and jams as an acidulant; added to foods as a buffering or neutralizing agent, insect repellent, starch crosslinking agent, baking powders and intermediate for paints.
adiponitrile; alkyd resin comonomers; polyester resins; poly (1,6-hexanediammonium hexanedioate); and diamide.
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  • Cyclohexane + nitric acid (two stage oxidation)
  • Phenol + hydrogen + nitric acid (hydrogenation/oxidation)
  • Butadiene + carbon monoxide + water (hydrocarboxylation)
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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.
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  • United States Flag United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Netherlands Flag Netherlands: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Japan Flag Japan: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Singapore Flag Singapore: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Brazil Flag Brazil: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • South Africa Flag South Africa: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades

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About Adipic Acid. 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.

Commercial Grades. technical grade (99.7% minimum purity) and Food Chemical Codex grade (FCC, 99.6% minimum purity).

Uses. Most of Adipic Acid is used captively by the producer in the manufacture of nylon-6,6 polyamide, prepared by reaction with 1,6-hexanediamine. The remaining of Adipic Acid production is sold in the merchant market, for a wide range of applications. In this context, Adipic Acid may be converted to esters, further used in plasticizers, lubricants and in polyurethane resins; added to gelatins and jams as an acidulant; added to foods as a buffering or neutralizing agent, insect repellent, starch crosslinking agent, baking powders and intermediate for paints.

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Cyclohexane + nitric acid (two stage oxidation)
  • Phenol + hydrogen + nitric acid (hydrogenation/oxidation)
  • Butadiene + carbon monoxide + water (hydrocarboxylation)

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Derivatives. adiponitrile; alkyd resin comonomers; polyester resins; poly (1,6-hexanediammonium hexanedioate); and diamide.

Chemical Formula. C6H10O4

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