Agent Name

Sodium succinate

CAS Number

150-90-3

Formula

C4-H6-O4.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, disodium salt; Disodium butanedioate; Disodium succinate; Jantaran sodny [Czech]; Soduxin; Succinic acid, disodium salt; Butanedioic acid, sodium salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus] Succinic acid sodium salt; [Merck Index] Butanedioic acid disodium salt; Di-sodium succinate; Succinic acid disodium salt; [Reference #1] Sodium succinate dibasic; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used as an acidulant and flavoring agent for foods and as a protective coating for fruits and vegetables; [Merck Index] "A water-soluble, colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, the manufacture of lacquers, and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant, buffer, and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed, p1099; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1851)" [ChemIDplus] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Effects suggestive of kidney toxicity observed in repeated-dose oral study of rats; No evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity in rats at doses up to 1,000 mg/kg/day; [Reference #1] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Disodium Succinate - 2003

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