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Sigma-Aldrich

L-(+)-Tartaric acid

≥99.7%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
L-Threaric acid, (2R,3R)-(+)-Tartaric acid
Linear Formula:
HO2CCH(OH)CH(OH)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
150.09
FEMA Number:
3044
Beilstein:
1725147
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
18
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.018

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal

agency

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 163.110
FDA 21 CFR 163.111
FDA 21 CFR 163.112
FDA 21 CFR 184.1099

vapor density

5.18 (vs air)

assay

≥99.7%

form

crystalline powder

optical activity

[α]20/D +12.5°, c = 20 in H2O

autoignition temp.

797 °F

mp

170-172 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: soluble 150 g/L at 25 °C

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
heavy metals (as Pb): ≤2 ppm

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Organoleptic

odorless

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

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

InChI

1S/C4H6O6/c5-1(3(7)8)2(6)4(9)10/h1-2,5-6H,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)/t1-,2-/m1/s1

InChI key

FEWJPZIEWOKRBE-JCYAYHJZSA-N

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General description

L-(+)-Tartaric acid is an organic acid commonly used as an acidulant, flavor enhancer, firming agent and humectant.

Packaging

5, 10 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

302.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

150 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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A chiral ditopic polyammonium receptor featuring two [9]aneN(3) moieties separated by a (S)-BINOL linker is able to selectively bind and sense in water (S,S)-tartaric acid over its (R,R)/meso forms.
Preparation of organotrifluoroborate salts: precipitation-driven equilibrium under non-etching conditions.
Alastair J J Lennox et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 51(37), 9385-9388 (2012-08-21)
Yanfang Feng et al.
Bioresource technology, 125, 138-144 (2012-10-03)
The aim of this study was to develop a promising and competitive bioadsorbent with the abundant of source, low price and environmentally friendly characters to remove cationic dye from wastewater. The swede rape straw (Brassica napus L.) modified by tartaric
J B Olivato et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(2), 1705-1710 (2013-02-13)
Tartaric acid (TA), a dicarboxylic acid, can act as a compatibiliser in starch/polyester blends. A mixture design was proposed to evaluate the effect of TA on the properties of starch/poly (butylene adipate co-terephthalate) (PBAT) blown films plasticised with glycerol. The

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