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Azelaic acid

Azelaic acid

Azelaic acid (nonanedioic acid) is a dicarboxylic acid and is a white crystalline powder available in various purity grades depending on the final application.

The innovative production process achieves azelaic acid with very high purity and low monocarboxylic content, fundamental features for its use as an intermediate in polymerization processes, typically as an alternative to sebacic acid and adipic acid.

Main uses:

  • Fibres (E.g. Nylon 6,9 - Nylon 5,9 - Nylon 6,69)
  • Polyester Polyols (Polyurethanes and PUR Hotmelt)
  • Bioplastics (Polyesters)
  • Hot Melt Adhesives (Polyamides, Polyester)
  • Polyamide Hardeners (Epoxy Resins)
  • Low Temperature Plasticisers (Dioctyl Azelate DOZ)

Azelaic acid can also be used directly in other formulations such as:

  • Electrolytes for Capacitors
  • Lithium Complex Greases
  • Metalworking Fluids, Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Coating - Powder Resins (GMA)
  • Engine cooling fluids

Azelaic acid is used in many pharmaceutical preparations as an active ingredient in acne rosacea, due to its therapeutic effectiveness.

The vegetable origin of azelaic acid makes it particularly suitable also for other important applications such as the synthesis of complex esters.


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