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Short Chain Carboxylates

Formic, acetic, glycolic, oxalic, propionic, lactic, butyric, tartaric, valeric, sorbic, and levulinic acids are short chain fatty acids. Salts and esters of these fatty acids are widely used in the chemical, food, cosmetic, agricultural, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, polymers, biopolymers, coatings, adhesives, and beverage industries owing to their various functional properties.

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