Maleic Acid

CAS#: 110-16-7

Synonyms: Maleinic acid; cis-butenedioic acid; malenic acid toxilic acid

Uses: Organic synthesis (malic, succinic, aspartic, tartaric, propionic, lactic, malonic and acrylic acids); dyeing and finishing of cotton, wool and silk; preservative  for oils and fats.

Hazard: Inhalation causes irritation of nose and throat.  Contact with eyes or skin causes irritation.  Toxic by ingestion.