Dehydroabietic Acid

Dehydroabietic acid, a colorless needle crystal, is an abietane diterpenic resin acid that is obtained from Pinus resin. It has a characteristic chemical structure that includes a tricyclic diterpene skeleton.

Substance Identification

Synonyms DAA, DHAA, Dehydroabietate
CAS 1740-19-8
EINECS 217-102-8
Molecular Formula C20H28O2
Moleclar Weight 300.44

Application & Uses

  1. As rosin-type nucleating agent for polypropylene (PP)
  2. Used commonly in the synthesis of surfactants, antioxidants and chiral catalysts.
  3. As intermediates in synthesis of biological compounds example for the skeleton of antipodal steroids.
  4. Antifungal, resist mildewing of rice caused by Pyricularia oryzae
  5. Antiulcer extracts, moderate antisecretory
  6. Dilation of blood vessels
  7. Activion nerve function, irritate to release the transmitter substance GABA of inhibitory nerve and excitatory substance.

Features & Benefits

  1. Solubility: Soluble in ethanol, benzene, chloroform, ether, acetone, carbon dioxide and dilute sodium hydroxide solution, insoluble in water.
  2. High optical rotation.

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless needle crystal
Color, @Gardner 2 max
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 180 to 210


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GHS Hazard Statements

No GHS data available


  • 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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