Malic Acid

Malic Acid

  • 2-hydroxybutanedioic acid
  • 29181990
  • C4H6O5
  • White Crystalline Powder
  • 617-48-1
  • malate
  • 1000@25kg PP bag with PE liner
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  • Flavorings
  • Acidulants

Brief Overview

Malic acid is an organic compound with the formula HO2CCH2CHOHCO2H. It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made from living organisms which contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of fruits and is used as a food additive. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms (L- and D-enantiomers), though only the L-isomer exists naturally. The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.


Manufacturing Process

Oxidation of Benzene and Butane produces Malic Anhydride which further hydrolyses to give Malic Acid.

Food Industry

Malic acid is added to many food and candies to give a tart taste. Fruity-tasting candies and confections rely on malic acid as a flavoring agent, as do some sodas. Malic acid can be used to preserve or enhance some flavours in processed foods that lose some of their natural flavouring during the processing, like canned fruits.


Pharmaceutical Industry

Malic acid is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. It is also used as a cleansing agent for tooth cavity filling. The malic acid removes food particles in the mouth and leaves a completely clean surface for the dentist to work on, all while being safe to swallow in small amounts. Malic acid is a common ingredient in chemical peels. A chemical peel is applied to the skin to burn away the first layer of dead skin, leaving smooth, fresh skin underneath.


Other applications

Malic acid is a pH-balancing agent in many cosmetics, rendering these products safer for skin application.

Malic Acid Suppliers - Tradeasia International

Tradeasia is fulfilling the needs of many international and national companies by offering premium quality chemicals, which are prepared by professionals. We are a Top Malic Acid Supplier and chemical trading partner that serve the purpose of many of our clients, at budget-friendly rates. Paired up with our comprehensive supply capability, we are one of the best Malic Acid bulk suppliers based in Singapore with a growing market in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and South America. Tradeasia International tends to make sure that the desired product is delivered within the given time frame without compromising on the quality at all. We offer negotiable prices for Malic Acid with the best quality according to customer requirements.

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