- Chemical Name:
- 1,8-Octanedicarboxylic Acid or Decanedioic Acid
- Product Details & Information
Sebacic acid is an acid derived from castor oil. It is sold in the form of a white, granular powder and sometimes referred to by either of its chemical names: 1,8-octanedicarboxylic acid or decanedioic acid. It was historically used in candle-making and today has many functions in manufacturing and industrial processing.
Acme-Hardesty carries high-quality sebacic acid and other industrial acids derived from castor oil. A leader in corporate sustainability, we strive to implement ethical and environmentally responsible practices at every step of our supply chain. We are an ideal partner to any forward-thinking organization.
- Uses & Applications
CASE: Intermediate for Paints and Coatings and for the Polyester Polyols Used in Hot Melt Adhesives
Lubricants and Greases: Synthetic Lubricant Base Stock; Corrosion Inhibiting Grease Additive; Thickener in Complex Greases
Metalworking Fluids: Corrosion Inhibitor in Metalworking Fluids, Antifreeze and Hydraulic Fluids
Plastics: Intermediate for Plasticizers and for Nylon, Synthetic Resins and Fibers
Sebacic Acid Uses and Characteristics
Acme-Hardesty sebacic acid is refined to a minimum 99.5-percent purity. It has a minimum acid value of 550, a maximum ash content of 0.03 percent and a maximum moisture level of 0.20 percent. Its melting point is between 131.0 and 134.5°C.
Some of the principal uses of sebacic acid include acting as an intermediate in nylon, synthetic resins and other plastics. Its anti-corrosive properties make it a useful addition to metalworking fluids and antifreezes. It is also an additive and thickener for grease and lubricants, as well as an intermediate in paints and other coatings.
- Grades and Forms Available
- Shelf Life
Two Years from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
Safe Handling of Sebacic Acid
As with all organic powders, sebacic acid poses a risk of explosive dust formation in unventilated areas. Breathing in dust can cause respiratory irritation. For this reason, wear appropriate protective gear — including personal breathing apparatuses — when working with the product.
Acme-Hardesty offers sebacic acid in bags and supersacks. Stored it in its original packaging when not in use. If stored properly, it has a shelf life of up to two years from the date of manufacture. For detailed instructions and other safety precautions, please download the sebacic acid MSDS.
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|Purity, %||99.5 minimum||—|
|Acid Value||550 min||—|
|Ash Content, ppm||250 maximum||—|
|Moisture, %||0.30 maximum||—|
|Color APHA||15 maximum||—|
|Melting Point, °C||131 minimun||—|
|Pass Thru 60 Mesh, %||85 minimum||—|