Sebacic acid, decanedioic acid, DC10

Sebacic Acid


  • CAS-Number: 111-20-6

  • EINECS-Number: 203-845-5

  • Molecular formula: C10H18O4

  • REACH: registered


  • decanedioic acid

  • Sebacic acid

  • 1,8-Octadicarboxylic acid
  • DC10


DC10 (sebacic acid) is a long-chain dicarboxylic acid in form of a highly pure and white substance. DC10 can be supplied either as a powder or as granules.

Sebacic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with the chemical formula C10H18O4. It is also known as decanedioic acid or DC10. Sebacic acid is mainly produced from the renewable feedstock castor oil or alternatively by microbial fermentation of alkanes. Corvay can offer both types of material. Sebacic acid consists of a linear carbon backbone with ten carbon atoms and has two terminal carboxylic acid groups (-COOH). The carbon chain gives the diacid flexibility and hydrophobic properties. Due to its high melting point, it is suitable for applications that require heat resistance and stability. DC10 is considered environmentally friendly as it is biodegradable. It can decompose naturally in the environment.

Sebacic acid is used in various applications including:

Manufacture of nylon:

Sebacic acid is used as a starting material to produce nylon-6,10, which is used in textiles, carpets, plastics and medical devices.


DC10 is used in the plastics industry as a plasticizer to improve the flexibility and elasticity of plastics.


Due to its chemical properties, sebacic acid is also used in the manufacture of lubricants.


Sebacic acid is used in some cosmetic products such as skin care products and lipsticks.


  • Chemical is REACH registered.


  • Polymers

  • Plasticizers

  • Lubricants

  • Cosmetics


  • 25 kg bags

  • 500 kg, 750 kg or 1000 kg Big Bags


  • ADR/RID: No dangerous goods

  • IMDG: No dangerous goods

  • IATA: No dangerous goods


Store in a cool and dark place. If stored properly, the shelf life is at least two years.

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