2-Butenedioic acid (2Z)-
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C4H4O4
Molecular Weight: 116.07
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: 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.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, dispersing abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Buffering agent in personal care products.
Use as food additive.
Use as enzyme inhibitor.