L-tartaric acid

CAS No. 526-83-0

Formula: C4H6O6
Basic Info

Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many plants, most notably in grapes. Its salt, potassium bitartrate, commonly known as cream of tartar, develops naturally in the process of winemaking. It is commonly mixed with sodium bicarbonate and is sold as baking powder used as a leavening agent in food preparation. The acid itself is added to foods as an antioxidant and to impart its distinctive sour taste.
Tartaric is an alpha-hydroxy-carboxylic acid, is diprotic and aldaric in acid characteristics, and is a dihydroxyl derivative of succinic acid.

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

DL-Tartaric acid

D(-)-Tartaric acid

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
white crystalline diprotic organic acid
Density
1.886g/cm3
Boiling Point
399.3ºC at 760mmHg
Flash Point
209.4ºC
Safety Info
HS Code
2918120000
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : Predict
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