abietic acid

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ab·i·et·ic acid

A yellowish resinous powder, C20H30O2, isolated from rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps.

[From Latin abiēs, abiet-, silver fir.]
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abietic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish powder occurring naturally as a constituent of rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soap. Formula: C19H29COOH; melting pt: 173°C
[C19: abietic, from Latin abiēt-, from abiēs silver fir (the acid originally being extracted from the resin)]
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From the FTIR spectrum, it was possible to identify the functionality of resin, being composed of resinous acids, where the main ones are abietic acid and its derivatives, which are used in several sectors of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, therefore, the purification and extraction methods were efficient.
Chemical standards including [beta]-boswellic acid, 3[alpha]-acetoxytirucall-7,24-dien-21-oic acid, 3-aectyl-11-keto-[beta]-boswellic acid, 3-keto-tirucall-8,24-dien-21-oic acid, and abietic acid were separated and identified in previous studies.
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Compound sawdust sawdust 1 Hexanoic acid 0.5 0 2 Octanoic acid 0.4 2.2 3 Nonanoic acid 1.1 6.7 4 Decanoic acid 0 0 5 Dodecanoic acid 0.6 0 6 Tetradecanoic acid 0.9 4.6 7 Hexadecanoic acid 43.9 190.5 8 Heptadecanoic acid, anteiso 36.2 57.2 9 Octadecanoic acid 12.7 67.3 10 9-Octadecenoic acid 93.9 1,598.0 11 9, 12-Octadecadienoic acid 29.2 418.2 12 9, 12, 15 Octadecatrienoic acid 12.6 141.3 13 Docosanoic acid 16.5 39.7 14 Pimaric acid 77.7 1,253.5 15 Isopimaric acid 105.9 583.8 16 Abietic acid 77.9 2,426.1 17 Dehydroabietic acid 727.2 5,291.5 18 7-Oxodchydroabietic acid 172.6 986.3 Table 4.
The dictionary portion of the book is just that -- an alphabetical list from Abietic Acid (found in typewriting paper and varnishes) to Zirconium Oxide (used in colored ceramic glazes and batteries).