Malic Anhydride is a versatile organic compound that can be used in various industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. With its high melting point and solubility in water, it is a suitable ingredient for production processes. Further, its acidic properties make it a great stabilizer and preservative.
CAS Number: 134-91-6
Chemical Formula: C₄H₂O₆
Average Molar Mass: Approximately 150.05 g/mol
Density: The density of malic anhydride may vary depending on its form and concentration, but it is typically a solid at room temperature.
Appearance: Malic anhydride is typically found as a white to off-white solid.
Applications and Uses:
Chemical Synthesis: Malic anhydride is primarily used as an intermediate or starting material in the chemical industry for the synthesis of various compounds. It can undergo reactions to form derivatives such as malic acid, which is widely used in the food and beverage industry.
Research and Development: Malic anhydride may be used in research and development laboratories for organic synthesis and experimentation.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store malic anhydride in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Keep containers tightly sealed to prevent moisture absorption and contamination.
Follow specific storage instructions provided by the manufacturer or supplier.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling malic anhydride, including gloves and safety glasses.
Avoid inhalation of dust or vapor. Ensure good ventilation in areas where malic anhydride is handled.
Malic anhydride is a chemical substance and should be handled with care.
It may cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract upon contact or inhalation. In case of contact, rinse affected areas with water. In case of inhalation, move to fresh air.
Personal protective equipment, including gloves and safety glasses, should be worn when handling malic anhydride.
Follow safety data sheet (SDS) provided by the manufacturer or supplier for detailed safety information and first-aid measures.
Dispose of malic anhydride and its containers in accordance with local regulations.
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