Fumaric Acid USP
Fumaric acid also known as trans-butenedioic acid is a white crystalline compound having fruit like taste. It is an isomer of Maleic acid and its salts and esters are known as fumarates.
Fumaric acid is used as a food additive, as an acidity regulator in beverages and baking powder. It is generally used as a substitute for tartaric acid and occasionally in place of citric acid. It is also used in the manufacture of polyester resins and polyhydric alcohols and as a mordant for dyes.
Chemical Name: Fumaric Acid
Synonyms: Butenedioic acid
Mol. Formula: C4H4O4
Mol. Weight: 116.07 g/mol
CAS No.: 110-17-8
|Characters||It occurs as white odorless granules or crystalline powder.|
(a) Infrared Absorption
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water and in ether, very slightly soluble in chloroform.|
|Water determination||Not more than 0.5%|
|Residue on Ignition||Not more than 0.1%|
|Heavy Metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Maleic acid||Not more than 0.1%|
|Residual Solvents||Meets the requirements|
|Assay||Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5% calculated on anhydrous basis|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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