succinic anhydride

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succinic anhydride

[sək′sin·ik an′hī‚drīd]
(organic chemistry)
C4H4O3 Colorless or pale needles soluble in alcohol and chloroform; converts to succinic acid in water; melts at 120°C; used as a chemical and pharmaceutical intermediate and a resin hardener.
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SIZING PERFORMANCE AND HYDROLYSIS RESISTANCE OF ALKYL OLEATE SUCCINIC ANHYDRIDES
APPLICATION: With a long useful life in the emulsion form, ethyl oleate succinic anhydride could become one of the preferred sizing chemicals in papermaking.
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