Succinic anhydride

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Succinic anhydride
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CAS number 108-30-5 YesY
PubChem 7922
ChemSpider 7634 YesY
KEGG C19524 N
ChEBI CHEBI:36595 YesY
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Molecular formula C4H4O3
Molar mass 100.07 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless crystalline needles[2]
Density 1.23 g/cm3[2]
Melting point 119 to 120 °C (246 to 248 °F; 392 to 393 K)[3]
Boiling point 261 °C (502 °F; 534 K)[2]
Solubility in water Decomposes
Flash point 147 °C (297 °F; 420 K)[4]
LD50 1510 mg/kg (oral, rat)[4]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Succinic anhydride, also called dihydro-2,5-furandione, is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H4O3. This colorless solid is the acid anhydride of succinic acid.[5]


Alkyl succinic anhydride (ASA) is used as a sizing agent or wet strength additive in paper production.

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  1. ^ PubChem 14718004
  2. ^ a b c Record of CAS RN 108-30-5 in the GESTIS Substance Database from the IFA
  3. ^ McLean, Andrew; Adams, Roger (1936). Journal of the American Chemical Society 58 (5): 804. doi:10.1021/ja01296a038. 
  4. ^ a b Chemical data
  5. ^ Louis F. Fieser, E. L. Martin, R. L. Shriner, and H. C. Struck (1932), "Succinic Anhydride", Org. Synth. 12: 66 ; Coll. Vol. 2: 560