naphthenic acid


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naphthenic acid

[naf′thēn·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the derivatives of cyclopentane, cyclohexane, cycloheptane, or other naphthenic homologs derived from petroleum; molecular weights 180 to 350; soluble in organic solvents and hydrocarbons, slightly soluble in water; used as a paint drier and wood preservative, and in metals production.
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