Abietic Acid (CAS 514-10-3)

Abietic acid is a white resinous powder. It takes rosin as raw material, after a series of distillation, the residual liquid of turpentine oil is steamed out, then filter it at 210℃ or so and cool and crystallize to get the finished product. Abietic acid is widely used in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry and used as a pesticide emulsifier, textile sizing agent, construction material lubricant, plastic, rubber plasticizer, paint drier in various fields.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Rosin Acid
CAS 514-10-3
EINECS 208-178-3
HS.CODE 2917
Molecular Formula C20H30O2
Moleclar Weight 302.45

Application & Uses

  • used as epoxy and petrochemical curing agents.
  • used as pharmaceutical intermediates used in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-carcinogen etc.
  • used as a starting material in the total synthesis of:
    1. (−)-triptonide and (−)-triptolide as potent antitumor and immunosuppressant agents;
    2. quinone (−)-12-deoxyroyleanone as antileishmanial agent;
    3. abietic acid-derived catechol (methyl 11,12-dihydroxyabietate-8,11,13-trien-18-oate, MDTO) as a potential antioxidant agent;
    4. Epoxidation with MCPBA.
  • used as surfactant and emulsion stabilizer in cosmetics
  • used as polymerization emulsifier for styrene butadiene rubber and chloroprene rubber after sodium hydroxide saponification. It also can be used as rubber plasticizer, adhesive, high-grade paper on the adhesive and gum ingredients.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy to be oxidized
  • There is a gap in the solubility of different Alcohols solvent, and to be listed in descending order by solubility: Butanol + Propyl Alcohol > Anhydrous Ethanol > Methanol.

Sales Specification

Appearance white powder
Melting point 160-162℃
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 180 min
Purity 99% min


  • Package: 25kg fiber drum net each, Vacuum-packed

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H315/319/335/400
P-Code P261/264/271/273/280
Response P302+P352 P304+P340+P312 P305+P351+P338 P332+P313 P337+P313 P391
Storage P403+P233 P405
Disposal P501


  • avoid contact with light
  • keep separated from incompatible substances
  • store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards
  • store in a cool, dry place
  • store in a tightly closed container


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