Maleic Anhydride


Maleic Anhydride is an organic compound with the formula C2H2(CO)2O. It is the acid anhydride of maleic acid. It is a colorless or white solid with an acrid odor. It is the acid anhydride of maleic acid.It is a colorless or white solid with an acrid odor.It is produced industrially on a large sacle for applications in coatings and polymers.Another market for this product is lubricating oil additives which are used in gasoline and diesel engine.The food industry uses maleic anhydride in artificial sweetners and flavour enhancements. Personal care products consuming this product include hair sprays,adhesives and floor polishesticides and fungicides,pharmaceuticals and copolymers.


Specifications :

  • Formula: C4H2O3
  • Molar mass: 98.06 g/mol
  • Density: 1.48 g/cm³
  • Melting point: 52.6 °C
  • Boiling point: 202 °C


Applications :

  • Maleic Anhydride’s biggest single use is in the manufacture of un-saturated polyester resins for use in fiber-reinforced plastics in the automotive, construction, marine, consumer goods and agricultural industries.
  • Alkyd resins
  • Lubricating oil additives
  • Copolymers
  • Fumaric acid
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Sulfosuccinic acid esters
  • Alkenyl succinic anhydrides


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