pimelic acid


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pi·mel·ic ac·id

(pĭ-mel'ik as'id),
Heptanedioic acid; HOOC(CH2)5COOH; an intermediate in the oxidation of oleic acid in some microorganisms; a precursor of biotin.

pi·mel·ic ac·id

(pi-mel'ik as'id)
An intermediate in the oxidation of oleic acid in some microorganisms; a precursor of biotin.
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In the early 1990s, a new and very efficient [beta]-phase nucleating agent, composed of a mixture of pimelic acid and calcium stearate, was proposed and patented (34-36).
Such [Beta]-nucleator consists of equal amounts of pimelic acid and calcium stearate.