Malic Acid, FCC Grade *

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About Malic Acid, FCC Grade

Malic Acid, also known as DL-Malic Acid, 2-Hydroxysuccinic Acid has the chemical formula C4H6O5. It appears as a colorless to nearly white crystalline powder or triclinic crystals. It has a characteristic odor with a sour taste. It is highly soluble in Ethanol, Methanol, Ether, and Acetone. Lab Alley’s Malic Acid is highly pure and plays a key role as a fundamental metabolite and food acidity regulator. An FCC Grade chemical is the one that conforms to the criteria of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). A substance that has received the FCC Grade can be used in food, drug, or medical applications. 

Malic Acid is used in carbonated beverages, chewing gum, fruit fillings, hard candy, hair conditioners, exfoliant scrubs, facial cleaners, and body wash. 

Common Uses and Applications

  • Flavoring agent
  • Chelating agent
  • Fragrance ingredient


Chemistry Table

DL-malic acid, 2-Hydroxysuccinic acid, 2-Hydroxybutanedioic acid, Malate, Butanedioic acid, Hydroxy-hydroxysuccinic acid, Pomalus acid
FCC Grade
Min. 99%
Maleic Acid

Malic Acid, FCC Grade Specifications

Assay NLT 99.0 - 100.5%
Fumaric Acid NMT 1.0%
Malleic Acid NMT 0.05%
Melting Point 127 - 132 OC
Water Insolubles NMT 0.1%
Specific Rotation -0.1 to +0.1
Malate Positive
Residue on Ignition/Ash NMT 0.1%
Arsenic NMT 3 ppm
Lead NMT 2 ppm
Mercury NMT 1 ppm
Heavy Metals NMT 10 ppm
Mesh Size On #25 Mesh <=10% Through #100 <=5%

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