Maleic acid
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Maleic acid
Alias
2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
110-16-7
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C4H4O4
Molecular Weight: 116.07
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 708mg/Kg;
rat inhalation LC50: > 720mg/m3/1H;
rabbit skin LD50: 1560mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 2400mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, dispersing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Buffering agent in personal care products.
Use as food additive.
Use as enzyme inhibitor.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:110-16-7
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