Agent Name

DL-Tartaric acid

CAS Number

133-37-9

Formula

C4-H6-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(+-)-Tartaric acid; (2RS,3RS)-Tartaric acid; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R*,R*)-; DL-Tartrate; Paratartaric acid; Racemic acid; Racemic tartaric acid; Resolvable tartaric acid; Tartaric acid D,L; Traubensaure; Uvic acid; dl-Tartaric acid; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (2R,3R)-rel-; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R*,R*)-(+-)-; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (theta,theta)-(+-)-; [ChemIDplus] dl-Weinsaure (German); Vogesensaure (German); [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White solid; [ICSC] Colorless or white odorless solid; [JECFA] White odorless crystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a synergist for antioxidants, acid, emulsifier, sequestrant, and flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation of aerosol may cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC] An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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