Sylvic Acid; Abietate; 13-Isopropylpodocarpa-7,13-dien-15-oic acid; [1R-(1a,4ab,4ba,10a(a)]-1,2,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,10,10a-Decahydro-1,4a-dimethyl-7-(1-methylethyl)-1-phenanthrenecarboxylic acid; 13-Isopropylpodocarpa-7,13-dien-15-oic acid; abietinic acid.
Manufacture of esters (ester gums), e.g., methyl ester, vinyl and glyceryl esters for use in laquers and varnishes. Manufacture of ""metal resinates"", soaps, plastics, and paper sizes. Assists growth of lactic and butyric acid bacteria. Component in tall oil used as deodorizing agent in cooling fluids. Major component of rosin used in the production of varnishes, printing inks, paper, soldering fluxes, greases, cutting fluids, glue tackifiers, adhesives, surface coatings, polish, shoes, insulations, waxes, cosmetics (mascara, rouge, eye shadow), topical medicaments, violin bow rosin, clay, athletic grip aid, pine oil cleansers. Component in dental impression materials and periodontal packings.