Adipic acid is the organic compound with the formula (CH2)4(COOH)2. From an industrial perspective, it is the most important dicarboxylic acid: About 2.5 billion kilograms of this white crystalline powder are produced annually, mainly as a precursor for the production of nylon. Adipic acid otherwise rarely occurs in nature.
|Appearance & Physical State:||White crystalline powder.|
|Water Solubility:||1.44 g/100 mL (15 ºC)|
|Stability:||Stable. Substances to be avoided include ammonia, strong oxidizing agents.|
|Storage Condition:||Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from strong bases.|
|Vapor Pressure:||1 mm Hg ( 159.5 °C)|
|Vapor Density:||5 (vs air)|