pinic acid

pinic acid

[′pī·nik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C9H14O4 A crystalline dicarboxylic acid derived from α-pinene; used to make diesters for plasticizers and lubricants.
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The researchers demonstrated, for instance, that 5-nm organic pinic acid and cis-pinonic acid particles grow into much larger aerosols than 5-nm inorganic ammonium sulfate particles do.
O'Dowd and his colleagues conclude in the April 4 Nature that the particles they found in the forest air started out from organic gases similar to pinic acid or cis-pinonic acid.