Malic Acid – FCC/NF

Item #: MA400
CAS No: [6915-15-7] M. Wt: 134.09
M. Fm: C4H6O5

Description:
White or nearly white, crystalline powder or granules having a strongly acid taste. One g dissolves in 0.8mL of water and in 1.4 mL of alcohol.

Applications:
As flavoring agent or pH adjuster, Malic Acid is used in food and non-food applications, including: beverages, canned fruits and vegetables, desserts, jams/jellies, powdered mixes, wines, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, and pet foods.

Specifications:
The product meets the specifications of Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) IV and National Formulary (NF) 18.
Identification …………………………. As per requirement
Colour (10% water solution max.)………………………… 10 APHA
Specific rotation [α]D25° …….……………………. -0.10°-+0.10°
Melting point …….……………………. 130°C
Assay (as DL Malic Acid on dry basis)..…………………. 99.0% ~ 100.5%.
Residue on ignition ………………….……… 0.1% max.
Heavy metals (as Pb) …………………………. 10 ppm max.
Arsenic (as As) …….……………………. 2 ppm max.
Lead (as Pb) …………………………. 1 ppm max.
Iron .…….…………………… 5 ppm max.
Fumaric Acid ……………………….… 1.0% max.
Maleic Acid ……………………….… 0.05% max.
Water insoluble matter …………………………. 0.1% max.
Moisture …………………………. 0.3% max.
Optical activity …….……………………. Inactive
Organic volatile impurities …….……………………. Meets the requirement

Particle/Mesh Size (Typical):
99% min. through USS 25 mesh and 5% max. through USS 100 mesh.

Packing and Storage:
Preserved in 25 kg PP lined HDPE bags. Store in a cool, dry condition with tight seal.

Shelf Life: two years

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