Agent Name

Disodium fumarate

CAS Number

17013-01-3

Formula

C4-H4-O4.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Fumaran sodny [Czech]; Sodium fumarate; 2-Butenedioic acid (E)-, disodium salt (9CI); Fumaric acid, disodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an acidity regulator in food; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Oral administration of 215 mg/kg in humans causes diarrhea and vomiting; Causes acute pulmonary edema and changes in renal tubules after intravenous lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Fumaric acid."

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