Agent Name

Potassium fumarate

CAS Number

7704-72-5

Formula

C4-H4-O4.x-K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Fumaric acid, potassium salt; Potassium 2-butenedioate, (E)-; 2-Butenedioic acid (E)-, potassium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Research Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a nutritional supplement; [FDA] Used as an acidity regulator for foods; [JECFA]

Comments

An irritant; [Research Organics MSDS] See "Disodium fumarate."

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