Azelaic acid

Agent Name
Azelaic acid
Alternative Name
Nonanedioic acid
CAS Number
Major Category
Other Classes
Azelaic acid formula graphical representation
1,7-Heptanedicarboxylic acid; 1,9-Nonanedioic acid; Acide azelaique [French]; Acido azelaico [Spanish]; Acidum azelaicum [Latin]; Anchoic acid; Azelaic acid, technical grade; Azelex; Emerox 1110; Emerox 1144; Finacea; Heptanedicarboxylic acid; Lepargylic acid; Nonanedioic acid; ZK 62498; [ChemIDplus] Skinoren; [Merck Index]
Organic Acids
Yellowish to white solid; [HSDB] White flakes; [Acros Organics MSDS]
Found in rancid oleic acid; [Merck Index] Used in organic syntheses, lacquers, alkyd resins, low-temperature plasticizers, adhesives, polyamides, urethane elastomers, and for the treatment of acne; [HSDB] Natural component of foods such as whole grain cereals and animal products; [REPROTOX]
Linear alkyl diacids cluster: Group members and supporting chemicals demonstrate eye irritation in rabbits; no evidence of skin sensitization; low oral repeated dose systemic toxicity and developmental toxicity; no adverse effects to reproductive organs in repeated-dose studies; no evidence of mutagenicity; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
1.07E-08 mm Hg

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent