Succinic acid

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Synonyms: dicarboxylic acid

Chemical formula: C4H6O4

International name: SUCCINIC ACID

CAS No: 110-15-6

Appearance: white powder

Packing: bags of 25 kg

Storage: Store in ventilated and dry area at a moderate temperature away from ignition sources

Succinic acid (butanedioic acid, ethane-1,2-dicarboxylic acid, dicarboxylic acid) HOOC-CH2-CH2-COOH - limiting the dibasic carboxylic acid. Colourless crystals, soluble in water and alcohol. Succinic acid is present in small quantities in coal and lignite, and various resins in amber found in many plants.

In industry, succinic acid (butanedioic acid, ethane-1,2-dicarboxylic acid) is usually obtained by hydrogenation of maleic anhydride or fumaric acid, as well as other methods.

Succinic acid is used
• for certain plastics, elastomers, polyester and alkyd resins,
• for the synthesis of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic and mercury-containing drugs and analytical chemistry.
• as a fertilizer. Succinic acid accelerates ripening, improves productivity, increases the amount of vitamins and sugars in the fruit. Increases resistance to cold, drought tolerance and resistance to disease.
• in the food industry as a food additive E363

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