The Carboxylic Acids
Carboxylic acids are any class of organic compounds that contain a carboxyl group [-C(=O)OH]. They are proton donors and form the common type of organic acids. They widely occur in nature and include amino acids, oils or fats derived from plants or animals. Carboxylic acids have diverse applications including, but not limited to the production of lubricant, metal soaps, surfactants, coatings, corrosion inhibition in coolants, PVC stabilizers, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.