Suberic acid

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Suberic acid
Suberic acid
CAS number 505-48-6 YesY
PubChem 10457
ChemSpider 10025 YesY
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Molecular formula C8H14O4
Molar mass 174.19 g mol−1
Density 1.272 g/cm3
Melting point 141–144 °C (286–291 °F; 414–417 K)
Boiling point 230 °C (446 °F; 503 K) (15 mmHg)
Solubility in water 2.46 g/L[1]
Acidity (pKa) 4.526, 5.498[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Suberic acid, also octanedioic acid, is a dicarboxylic acid, with formula C8H14O4. It is a colorless crystalline solid used in drug syntheses and plastics manufacture. Its name is derived from the Latin word suber which means cork.


  1. ^ a b Bretti, C.; Crea, F.; Foti, C.; Sammartano, S. (2006). "Solubility and Activity Coefficients of Acidic and Basic Nonelectrolytes in Aqueous Salt Solutions. 2. Solubility and Activity Coefficients of Suberic, Azelaic, and Sebacic Acids in NaCl(aq), (CH3)4NCl(aq), and (C2H5)4NI(aq) at Different Ionic Strengths and at t = 25 °C". J. Chem. Eng. Data 51 (5): 1660–1667. doi:10.1021/je060132t.