Agent Name

D-Tartaric acid

CAS Number

147-71-7

Formula

C4-H6-O6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(-)-Tartaric acid; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (2S,3S)-; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (S-(R*,R*))-; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (S-(theta,theta))-; Tartaric acid, D(-)-; (-)-(S,S)-Tartaric acid; (-)-D-Tartaric acid; (2S,3S)-(-)-Tartaric acid; (S,S)-(-)-Tartaric acid; (S,S)-Tartaric acid; D-(-)-Tartaric acid; [ChemIDplus] (2S,3S)-2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic acid; Unusual tartaric acid; Unnatural tartaric acid; l-Tartaric acid; Levotartaric acid; D-threo-2,3-Dihydroxysuccinic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White odorless crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Dextro configuration of levorotatory tartaric acid; Called "unnatural" but has been found in nature; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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