Adipic Acid

   

Chemical Properties

Organic compound with the formula (CH2)4(COOH)2.

Application

Used as a monomer for the production of nylon by a polycondensation reaction with hexamethylene diamine forming 6,6-nylon. Other major applications also involve polymers: it is a monomer for the production of Polyurethane and its esters are plasticizers, especially in PVC.