Succinic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Succinic Acid Properties

Succinic Acid

Succinic Acid 3D Molecular Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Succinic Acid Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Succinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid. Succinate plays a biochemical role in the citric acid cycle. The name derives from Latin succinum, meaning amber, from which the acid may be obtained. The carboxylate anion is called succinate and esters of succinic acid are called alkyl succinates. Succinic acid is used as an flavoring agent for food and beverages. It is also used as a intermediate for dyes, perfumes, lacquers, photographic chemicals, alkyd resins, plasticizer, metal treatment chemical, and medicines.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 235 °C
CAS Number 110-15-6
Density 1.56 g/cm3
HS Code 29171990
IUPAC Name Butanedioic Acid
InChI 1S/C4H6O4/c5-3(6)1-2-4(7)8/h1-2H2,(H,5,6)(H,7,8)
Melting Point 185–187 °C
Molar Mass 118.09 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H6O4
RTECS Number WM4900000
Refractive n20/D 1.4002
Related Compounds Butanol;Butyraldehyde;Crotonaldehyde;
Sodium Succinate
Synonyms Ethane-1,2-Dicarboxylic Acid;1,4-Butanedioic Acid;Amberacid;Asuccin;Dihydrofumaric Acid;Katasuccin 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