CAS No: 693-23-2
Dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) is a pure C12 dibasic acid that is mainly used in antiseptics, painting materials, top-grade coatings, corrosion inhibitors, surfactants and engineering plastics. It is available in a white, flaky form and has a long shelf life of approximately 3 years, depending on the storage methods.
There are two different ways to make DDDA: synthetic production and biotech production. Traditionally, DDDA is produced from butadiene using a chemical process. First, the butadiene is converted into cyclododecatriene through a cyclotrimerization process. The cyclododecatriene is then converted into dodecanedioic acid.
A newer approach is biotech production. Using biotechnology, DDDA is created from paraffin wax. This has made DDDA a cost-effective compound that is transforming the nylon market and showing up in products such as toothbrushes, cosmetics, adhesives, coatings, paints, automotive lubricants and corrosion inhibitors.
Common Applications for DDDA:
Dodecanedioic acid is water soluble and has a metabolic pathway intermediate that is similar to lipids and carbohydrates. This is why DDDA is currently being tested as a possible medication for type diabetes 2 patients. Early research shows that DDDA can help patients maintain normal blood sugar and energy levels without raising blood glucose.
When discussing DDDA, however, it almost always refers to industrial use.
Below are some of the most common applications for DDDA:
High performance nylon 6, 12
Pulp and paper
Corrosion inhibitors (mixed with other dibasic acids)
Die cast release agents
Aqueous hydraulic fluids
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