This is a general term used to refer to the numerous and varied esters of dicarboxylic acid. The alcohols produced vary in composition, often producing methanol or other higher molecular weight mono alcohols. Dibasic esters are most commonly produced from short chain acids such as adipic acid, succinic acid, and glutaric acid, usually creating methyl dibasic esters. Regardless of the type or method of synthesis, dibasic esters are non-flammable, non-corrosive, and readily biodegradable. The typical odor produced by dibasic esters is a fruity, mild aroma. Furthermore, dibasic esters of phthalates, azelates, and adipates are often used commercially as additives, spin finishes, and lubricants. Industrially, dibasic esters can be found in oilfield drilling fluid, coil coatings, plasticizers, solvents, polyols, chemical grouting, cedar spray, crop protection products, pain strippers, binders, adhesives, cedar spray, paints, and adhesives. Certain dibasic esters also have uses in soil stabilization to help it retain both nutrients and a consistent pH level.
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