EMERY® 202 (mixture with n-octoic acid);
EMFAC®-1202; HEXACID® C-9; PELARGON®;
SCYTHE®; WEST AGRO ACID SANITIZER®
Intermediates of Liquid Crystals
ChEBI: A C9 straight-chain saturated fatty acid which occurs naturally as esters of the oil of pelargonium. Has antifungal properties, and is also used as a herbicide as well as in the preparation of plasticisers and lacquers.
Nonanoic acid (also known as pelargonic acid; chemical formula: CH3
(CH2)7COOH) is a kind of organic carboxylic acid compound. It is
naturally existed in the oil of pelargonium in the form of esters.
It is commonly used in conjunction with glyphosate which is a kind
of non-selective herbicide in order to obtain a quick burn-down
effect in the control of weeds in turfgrass. It is also a potent
antifungal agent which can inhibit spore germination and mycelial
growth of pathogenic fungi. Its synthetic esters, such as methyl
nonanoate can be used as flavorings. Moreover, it can also be used
in the preparation of plasticizers and lacquers. It can also be
potentially used for the treatment of seizures.
clear colorless liquid
Herbicide, Fungicide: Pelargonic acid occurs naturally in many plants and
animals. It is used to control the growth of weeds and as a
blossom thinner for apple and pear trees. It is also used as
a food additive; as an ingredient in solutions used to commercially
peel fruits and vegetables
Esterify the acid with ethylene glycol and distil the ester. (This removes dibasic acids as undistillable residues.) The acid is regenerated by hydrolysing the ester in the usual way and is distilled in vacuo. [Beilstein 2 IV 1018.]
In the production of hydrotropic salts (hydrotropic salts form aqueous solutions which dissolve sparingly soluble substances to a greater extent than water); in the manufacture of lacquers, plastics.