Agent Name

Sodium succinate hexahydrate

CAS Number

6106-21-4

Formula

C4-H6-O4.6H2-O.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, disodium salt, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Sodium succinate dibasic hexahydrate; Disodium succinate hexahydrate; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an acidulant and flavoring agent for foods and protective coating for fruits and vegetables; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Succinic acid."

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