Agent Name

Sodium bitartrate

CAS Number

526-94-3

Formula

C4-H6-O6.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (2R,3R)-, monosodium salt; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (2R,3R)-, sodium salt (1:1); Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (theta-(theta,theta))-, monosodium salt; Tartaric acid, monosodium salt; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R-(R*,R*))-, monosodium salt; Monobasic sodium tartrate; Monosodium L-(+)-tartrate; Monosodium tartrate; Natrium hydrogen-(2R,3R)-tartrat; Natriumtartrat [German]; Sodium acid tartrate; Sodium hydrogen tartrate; [ChemIDplus] (2R,3R)-2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic acid sodium salt (1:1); [Merck Index] Sodium hydrogen L-tartrate, anhydrous; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for detecting potassium and in nutrient media; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes kidney changes and convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of rabbits; Causes interstitial nephritis in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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