Malic Acid Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Malic Acid is Hydroxybutanedioc acid, a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid having the molecular formula C4H6O5. It is responsible for the sour taste of fruits. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms (L- and D-enantiomers), though only the L-isomer exists naturally. The commercial material is obtained synthetically, and is supplied as a white, or nearly white, crystalline powder or granules, with a slight odour and strong acidic taste.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Malic Acid; Apple Acid; E296; 2-Hydroxy-,4-Butanedioic Acid; Hydroxybutanedioic Acid; 1-Hydroxy- 1,2-Ethanedicarboxylic Acid; Hydroxysuccinic Acid; 2-Hydroxysuccinic Acid; DL-Malic Acid
Uses and Applications: Acidulant; Antioxidant; Buffering Agent; Chelating Agent; Flavoront; Therapeutic Agent
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