Agent Name

Sodium tartrate dihydrate

CAS Number

6106-24-7

Formula

C4-H4-O6.2Na.2H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (2R,3R)-, sodium salt, hydrate (1:2:2); Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (R-(R*,R*))-, disodium salt, dihydrate; Disodium tartrate dihydrate; Tartaric acid, disodium salt, dihydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used for standardizing Karl Fischer reagent, as a pharmaceutic aid (sequestering agent), and cathartic; [Merck Index]

Comments

Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium tartrate."

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