Abietic acid

a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble acid, C 20 H 30 O 2 , obtained from the resin of a species of pine: used chiefly in driers, varnishes, and soaps.
Historical Examples

The constituents of rosin are chiefly (80-90%) abietic acid or its anhydride together with pinic and sylvic acids.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

a yellowish powder occurring naturally as a constituent of rosin and used in lacquers, varnishes, and soap. Formula: C19H29COOH; melting pt: 173°C


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