Maleic Anhydride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Maleic Anhydride Properties

Maleic Anhydride

Maleic Anhydride Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Maleic Anhydride-Molecule Struture
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Maleic Anhydride is an organic compound. It is the acid anhydride of maleic acid . It is a potent dienophile in Diels-Alder reactions. It is also a ligand for low-valent metal complexes. It's largest use today is in the production of unsaturated polyester resins. Another significant use of maleic anhydride is in the manufacture of alkyd resins. Other applications where maleic anhydride is used include the production of agricultural chemicals, maleic acid, copolymers, fumaric acid, lubricant additives, surfactants and plasticizers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystals
Boiling Point 202 °C
CAS Number 108-31-6
ChEBI 474859
Class 8
Density 1.48 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-571-6
IUPAC Name Furan-2,5-dione
InChI 1S/C4H2O3/c5-3-1-2-4(6)7-3/h1-2H
Melting Point 52.8 °C
Molar Mass 98.06 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H2O3
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-1,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number ON3675000
Refractive 1.515 n/D
Related Compounds Maleic Acid
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms 2,5-Furandione;Dihydro-2,5-dioxofuran;Maleic Acid Anhydride;Maleic Hydrazide;cis-Butenedioic Anhydride;Toxilic Anhydride;Maleic Anhydride;Crystal Man uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X