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Pimaric acid is a carboxylic acid from the resin acid group, often found in the oleoresins of pine trees.[1] It can be prepared by dehydration of abietic acid, which it usually accompanies in mixtures like rosin. It is soluble in alcohols, acetone, and ethers.

Pimaric acid
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Names
IUPAC name
(1R,4aR,4bS,7S,10aR)-1,4a,7-Trimethyl-7-vinyl-3,4,4b,5,6,9,10,10a-octahydro-2H-phenanthrene-1-carboxylic acid
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Properties
C20H30O2
Molar mass 302.458 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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  1. ^ "Pimaric acid". Merriam-Webster.