Sodium malate

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Sodium malate
Sodium malate Structural FormulaV1-Seite001.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Disodium 2-hydroxybutanedioate
Other names
Disodium malate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.010.571
E number E350 (antioxidants, ...)
Properties
C4H4Na2O5
Molar mass 178.05 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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Sodium malate is a compound with formula Na2(C2H4O(COO)2). It is the sodium salt of malic acid. As a food additive, it has the E number E350.[1]

Properties[edit]

Sodium malate is an odorless white crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in water.[2]

Use[edit]

It is used as an acidity regulator and flavoring agent.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Current EU approved additives and their E Numbers, Food Standards Agency, 11 January 2017
  2. ^ a b Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. Meeting, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation. (2006). Compendium of Food Additive Specifications. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. pp. 49–50. ISBN 92-5-105559-9.