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Sigma-Aldrich

L-(−)-Malic acid

≥95% (titration)

Synonym(s):
(S)-(−)-2-Hydroxysuccinic acid, L-Hydroxybutanedioic acid
Linear Formula:
HO2CCH2CH(OH)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
134.09
Beilstein:
1723541
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

≥95% (titration)

form

powder

pKa (25 °C)

(1) 3.46, (2) 5.10

mp

101-103 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: 100 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless

SMILES string

O[C@@H](CC(O)=O)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C4H6O5/c5-2(4(8)9)1-3(6)7/h2,5H,1H2,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)/t2-/m0/s1

InChI key

BJEPYKJPYRNKOW-REOHCLBHSA-N

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General description

L-Malic acid is the naturally occurring isomer of malic acid, found mainly in sour and unripe fruits.

Application

L-(-)-Malic acid may be used to prepare:
  • diethyl (S)-malate
  • ethyl (R)-2-hydroxyl-4-phenylbutanoate
  • ethyl (S)-2-hydroxyl-4-phenylbutanoate
  • D-homophenylalanine ethyl ester hydrochloride
  • furo[3,2-i]indolizines

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

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Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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