Abietic Acid

A resin acid that is the primary irritant in pine wood and pine resin. It is a glassy or partly crystalline yellowish solid. It belongs to the diterpene group of organic compounds. It is used in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps, and for the analysis of resins and the preparation of metal resinates.


Also known as
Abietinic acid, Sylvic acid

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 302.45 gmol-1Clip
Melting Point 412 to 415 KClip
Boiling Point 523K at 9mm Hg KClip
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See also: Pine.

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Subjects: Chemistry