MALIC ACID - (6915-15-7)

Introduction

Name: malic acid; DL-malic acid; hydroxybutanedioic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 6915-15-7
Chemical Formula: C4H6O5
Molar Mass: 134.08744 g
State of Matter: white solid
Mass Percent: C 35.829 %; H 4.5102 %; O 59.660 % 

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "Substance found in certain sour fruits such as apples and apricots and active in the aerobic metabolism of carbohydrates." 1

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Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 22.