Fumaric Acid

CAS#: 110-17-8

Synonyms: Boletic acid; linchenic acid; allomaleic acid; trans butenedioic acid; trans-1,2-ethenedicarboxylic acid

Uses: Modifier for polyester, alkyd, and phenolic resins; paper-size resins; plasticizer; rosin esters and adducts; alkyd resin coatings; upgrading natural drying oils ( especially tall oil) to improve drying characteristics; in foods as substitute for tartaric acid, as acidulant and flavoring agent (FDA approved); mordant; organic synthesis, printing inks.

Hazard: Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory irritation.  Compound is non-toxic when ingested.  Prolonged contact with eyes or skin may cause irritation.