Adipic Acid

CAS #: 124-04-9

Synonyms: Dicarboxylic acid C6; 1,6-hexanedioic acid; 1,4-butanedicarboxylic acid.

Uses: Manufacture of nylon and polyurethane foams; preparation of esters for use as plasticizers and lubricants; food additive (acidulant); baking powders; adhesives.

Hazard: Inhalation of vapor irritates mucous membranes of the nose and lungs, causing coughing and sneezing. Contact with liquid irritates eyes and has a pronounced drying effect on the skin; may produce dermatitis.