Suberic acid

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Suberic acid
Skeletal formula of suberic acid
Ball-and-stick model of the suberic acid molecule
IUPAC name
octanedioic acid
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.283
Molar mass 174.20 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)
2.46 g/L[1]
Acidity (pKa) 4.526, 5.498[1]
Except where otherwise noted, 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.