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Abietic acid

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  1. [organic compound] A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes etc.


Abietic acid is an organic compound that occurs widely in trees. It is the primary component of resin acid, is the primary irritant in pine wood and resin, isolated from rosin and is the most abundant of several closely related organic acids that constitute most of rosin, the solid portion of the oleoresin of coniferous trees. Its ester is called an abietate.

  • also known as 枞酸

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Google previewPlant Secondary Metabolites, Volume One (2017)

Biological and Therapeutic Significance by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad

Abietic acid is a diterpene found in pines ...

Google previewPlant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad, Vasudha Bansal

Abietic acid is a diterpene found in pines ...

Google previewGenetische Grundlagen Physiologischer Vorgänge · Konstitution der Pflanzenzelle / Genetic Control of Physiological Processes · The Constitution of the Plant Cell (2013)

Abietic acid is a non-volatile diterpene constituent of pine resin. The diterpenoid phytol is an ester substituent of chlorophyll and also provides the open chain hydrocarbon portion of the vitamins E (-tocopherol, a seed oil) and K., a foliar oil.

Google previewAdvances in Organic Geochemistry 1968 (2013)

Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Held in Amsterdam, September 16-18, 1968 by P. A. Schenck, I. Havenaar

Abietic acid is a common constituent of tree resins and it is assumed that the abietic acid gives rise to the geolipids during diagenesis, for example, in a buried tree stump. Fichtelite retains the gross structure and relative stereochemistry of ...

Google previewThe Molecular Life of Plants (2016)

Biology, Molecular biology by CTI Reviews

Abietic acid is an organic compound that ...

Google previewMaterials for Conservation (2010)

Organic Consolidants, Adhesives and Coatings by Charles Velson Horie

Abietic acid is a major constituent of rosin (colophony). (d) Masticadienonic acid is a major constituent of mastic resin. The wavy lines in (b) and (c) indicate the junctions between the five carbon monomer units (isoprene), two of which form ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

ABIETIC ACID • Abietinol. Abietol. Sylvic acid. Chiefly a texturizer in the making of soaps. A widely available natural acid, water-insoluble, prepared from pine rosin, usually yellow and composed of either glassy or crystalline particles.

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals (2007)

Complete Information About Harmful and Desirable Chemicals Found in Everyday Home Products, Yard Poisons, and Office Polluters by Ruth Winter

DICTIONARY AAA ABIETIC ACID ° Sylvic Acid. A widely available natural acid, water-insoluble, prepared from pine resin, usually yellow, and comprised of either glassy or crystalline particles. It is used in making resins, adhesives, typewriting ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) (2007)

A-B by S D Gangolli

The active components of the hexane extract were identified as a mixture of diterpene resin acids, including abietic acid (6). Metabolism and toxicokinetics Abietic acid is metabolised in the rabbit to primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Rosin contains seven acids with very similar characteristics but consists chiefly of abietic acid. Normally, when gum rosin is heated, the natural pimaric acid isomerizes to form abietic acid; but in the production of turpentine and rosin from pine ...

Google previewWatts' Dictionary of Chemistry (1912)

by Henry Watts, Henry Forster Morley, Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir

Formed also by distil ing abietic acid with zincdust (Giamician, B. 11, 270). By oxidation with CrO, ...

Google previewDictionary of Contact Allergens (2007)

by Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin, Christophe J. Coz

Abietic acid is probably the major allergen of colophony, along with dehydroabietic acid, by way of oxidation products. Its detection in a material indicates that allergenic components of colophony are present. Suggested Reading Bergh M, ...

Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (2017)

by Mark Alger

abietic acid Mp 170–172 °C. The major, about 90%, component of commercial rosin, whose structure is related to phenanthrene. The pine oleoresin from which rosin is produced by distillation ...

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Video shows what abietic acid means. A yellowish resin acid isolated from rosin and used in varnishes and esters for plasticizers, C20H30O2.. Abietic acid ...

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