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Lab Instruments
The Chemical Company FCC Food Grade DL-Malic Acid, C4H4O4
Categories: Fluid

Material Notes: Malic Acid is an organic compound with little to no odor, a dicarboxylic acid that is the active ingredient in many sour and tart foods. Malic Acid is generated during fruit metabolism and occurs naturally in all fruits and many vegetables. The pleasant, refreshing experience of biting into a juicy apple or cherry is partly caused by Malic Acid. Its mellow, smooth, persistent sourness can be blended with multiple food acids, sugars, high intensity sweeteners, flavors and seasonings to create distinctive taste experiences in foods, beverages and confections. Malic Acid is formed in metabolic cycles in the cells of plants and animals, including humans. The compound provides cells with energy and carbon skeletons for the formation of amino acids. The human body produces and breaks down relatively large amounts of Malic Acid every day. Malic Acid contributes to the sourness of green apples. It is present in grapes and gives a tart taste to wine. When added to food products, Malic Acid is the source of extreme tartness. It is used with or in place of the less sour citric acid in sour sweets. Malic Acid is used as a flavor enhancer in food preparation for confectionaries, beverages, fruit preparations and preserves, desserts, and bakery products. It is also essential in the preparation of medical products such as throat lozenges, cough syrups, effervescent powdered preparations, toothpaste and mouthwash. Additionally, Malic Acid is used in the manufacture of skin care products to rejuvenate and improve skin conditions.
Molecular Formula: C4H4O4

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Available Properties
  • Solubility in Water
  • Loss On Ignition
  • Particle Mesh Size, Granular-100%
  • Particle Mesh Size, Fine Granular< 99%
  • Particle Mesh Size, Granular< 10%, Powder> 75%
  • Particle Mesh Size, Fine Granular< 5%
  • Moisture Content, Weight percent
  • Arsenic, As
  • Lead, Pb, Heavy Metals (as Pb), 10ppm max
  
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