Sodium Succinate
Title: Sodium Succinate
CAS Registry Number: 150-90-3
Additional Names: Succinic acid sodium salt; disodium succinate
Molecular Formula: C4H4Na2O4
Molecular Weight: 162.05
Percent Composition: C 29.65%, H 2.49%, Na 28.37%, O 39.49%
Literature References: Crystal structure of hexahydrate: I. Fonseca et al., Acta Crystallogr. C42, 1123 (1986). Acute toxicity and clinical experience: M. Zuckerbrod, I. Graef, Ann. Intern. Med. 32, 905 (1950).
Properties: LD50 i.v. in mice: 4.5 g/kg (Zuckerbrod, Graef).
Toxicity data: LD50 i.v. in mice: 4.5 g/kg (Zuckerbrod, Graef)
Derivative Type: Hexahydrate
CAS Registry Number: 6106-21-4
Molecular Formula: C4H4Na2O4.6H2O
Molecular Weight: 270.14
Percent Composition: C 17.78%, H 5.97%, Na 17.02%, O 59.23%
Properties: Granules or crystalline powder. Loses all its water at 120°. Sol in ~5 parts water. Insol in alcohol. The aq soln is neutral or slightly alkaline.
Use: Acidulant and flavoring agent in foods. As protective coating for fruits and vegetables.

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