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What Is Pelargonic Acid (9:0)?

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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 đź——)

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

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

Uses Of Pelargonic Acid

The ammonium salt form of pelargonic acid is used as an herbicide. (source đź——)

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 đź——)

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.