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What Is Pelargonic Acid?

Pelargonic acid, 9:0 is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid. Pelargonic acid occurs naturally in many plants.

Pelargonic acid is used as an herbicide to prevent the growth of weeds both indoors and outdoors on food crops. It is not believed to increase any risk for humans.

Pelargonic Acid Or Nonanoic Acid

9:0 is a saturated fatty acid called Pelargonic acid or nonanoic acid. (source πŸ——)

Pelargonic acid occurs naturally in many plants and animals. (source πŸ——)

The name Pelargonic acid comes from Pelargonium roseum, from which the acid was extracted for the first time. (source πŸ——)

Uses Of Pelargonic Acid

The ammonium salt form of pelargonic acid is used as an herbicide. (source πŸ——) It is used to control the growth of weeds but also as a blossom thinner for apple and pear trees.

Pelargonic acid is also used as a food additive. It is also an ingredient in solutions used to commercially peel fruits and vegetables. (source πŸ——)

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