pelargonic acid

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pelargonic acid

[¦pe‚lär′gän·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)7CO2H A colorless or yellowish oil, boiling at 254°C; soluble in ether and alcohol, insoluble in water; used as a chemical intermediate and flotation agent, in lacquers, pharmaceuticals, synthetic flavors and aromas, and plastics.
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Piper nigrum Nonanoic acid Piper 29% (632 nigrum [micro]M) (Henry et al.
Nonanoic acid and octanoic acid were considered to be inactive.