Dihydroxytartaric Acid
Title: Dihydroxytartaric Acid
CAS Registry Number: 76-30-2
CAS Name: Tetrahydroxybutanedioic acid
Additional Names: diketosuccinic acid
Molecular Formula: C4H6O8
Molecular Weight: 182.09
Percent Composition: C 26.38%, H 3.32%, O 70.29%
Line Formula: HOOCC(OH)2C(OH)2COOH
Properties: White, cryst powder. mp ~114-115° with decompn. Very sol in water; the aq soln dec on heating.
Melting point: mp ~114-115° with decompn
Use: As a reagent for the determination of sodium.

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