Malic Acid USP
Malic acid is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H6O5. It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made by all living organisms, contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of fruits, and is used as a food additive. The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.
Malic acid is used with or in place of the less sour citric acid in sour sweets. These sweets are sometimes labeled with a warning stating that excessive consumption can cause irritation of the mouth. It is the source of extreme tartness in USA-produced confectionery, the so-called extreme candy. It
Chemical Name: Malic Acid
Mol. Formula: C4H6O5
Mol. Weight: 134.1 g/mol
|Characters||It occurs as a White or practically white, crystalline powder or granules, having a strongly acid taste|
|Solubility||Very soluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol|
|Appearance of solution||Solution S is clear and colorless .|
|Water insoluble substances||Not more than 0.1%|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 20 ppm|
|Fumaric Acid||Not more than 1.0%|
|Maleic Acid||Not more than 0.05%|
|Residue on ignition||Not more than 0.1%|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% not more than 100.5%|
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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