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Structural formula of the adipate dianion

Adipates are the salts and esters of adipic acid. The anionic (HO2C(CH2)4CO2) and dianionic (O2C(CH2)4CO2) forms of adipic acid are also referred to as adipate.

Some adipate salts are used as acidity regulators, including:

Some adipate esters are used as plasticizers, including: