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Maleic Anhydride

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Maleic Anhydride

CAS #

108-31-6

SYNONYM

MA; MAA; MALA; MAN; cis-Butenedioic anhydride; 2,5-Furandione; 2,5 Furandione

FORMULA

C4H2O3

PRODUCT TYPE

Organic

HAZARD

-

Product Scpecifications

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE

Maleic Anhydride distributor CAS: 108-31-6 C4H2O3 chemical structure

ODOR

Mild acrid odor.

DROPPING POINT

Aprox. 202 ºC

MELTING POINT

Approx. 53ºC

VAPOR PRESSURE (MM HG)

10 @79ºC

VAPOR DENSITY

3.38

SOLUBILITY TEST (10 GRAMS IN 80 GRAM IPOPROPYL ALCOHOL)

Soluble in water.

ODOR THRESHOLD

0.32 ppm

SPECIFIC GRAVITY (20°C)

1.43 (Solid)

PERCENT VOLATILE BY WEIGHT

0

FLASH POINT COC °C

215 ºF

PURITY

99.5% min

MOLECULAR WEIGHT (THEORETICAL)

98.06

COLOR

colorless needles

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

98.06

FLASH POINT

(cc) 102 c

SOLUBILITY

acetone, ethyl acetate, hydrocarbons, alcohol, dioxane, oxygenated solvs.

BOILING POINT

200 c

DENSITY

0.934 (204 c)

PARTLY SOLUBLE

in chloroform, benzene

NOTES

Maleic anhydride is a useful chemical intermediate in in organic synthesis.  It is often used to make downstream derivatives for plastics, adhesives and coatings.  Its hydrolyzed form is maleic acid.


Maleic anhydride is also a dispersant; it compounds with sulfurous additives and acts as a dispersant in drilling mud.


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