Magnesium malate

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Magnesium malate
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Names
IUPAC name
Magnesium 2-hydroxybutanedioate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.011.623
EC Number 212-784-3
Properties
C4H4MgO5
Molar mass 156.38 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Magnesium malate, the magnesium salt of malic acid, is a mineral supplement often used for nutritional concerns. It is represented by the chemical formula C4H4MgO5[1] and has a molecular weight of 156.376 g/mol. Magnesium malate is discussed as being a more bioavailable form of magnesium, along with other forms such as citrate and glycinate.[2]

Dimagnesium malate is another common form of this compound seen in the dietary supplement market, produced by such dimetalhydroxy malate-yielding processes as the one described by a 1997 patent awarded to Albion Minerals.[3] The primary difference in this compound can be seen by its characteristic of having two elemental magnesium molecules, whereas magnesium malate has a single elemental magnesium molecule.


  1. ^ "PubChem". PubChem. 
  2. ^ "Magnesium Malate". Isotrope, Inc. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dimetal Hydroxy Malate Patent". United States Patent Office. Retrieved 8 September 2017.