DL-Tartaric Acid

CAS No. 133-37-9

Formula: C4H6O6
Basic Info

Tartaric acid and its derivatives have a plethora of uses in the field of pharmaceuticals. It has been used in the production of effervescent salts, in combination with citric acid, in order to improve the taste of oral medications. The potassium antimonyl derivative of the acid known as tartar emetic is included, in small doses, in cough syrup as an expectorant.

Formula
C4H6O6
Molecular Weight
150.087
Exact Mass
150.016
LogP
-2.1226
PSA
115.06
Synonyms

2,3-Dihydroxysuccinic acid

Racemic Acid

DL-2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic acid

Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R*,R*)-(±)-

Resolvable tartaric acid

DL-Tartaric acid concentrate

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
white crystalline powder
Density
1.886 g/cm3
Boiling Point
399.3ºC at 760 mmHg
Melting Point
200-206ºC
Flash Point
210ºC
Refractive Index
1.585
Stability
Stable. Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents, reducing agents, silver.
Storage Condition
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Vapor Pressure
4.93E-08mmHg at 25°C
Safety Info
Safety Statements
26-37/39
WGK Germany
3
Risk Statements
R36/37/38
HS Code
2918120000
Hazard Codes
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : Predict
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