Maleic Acid

(BAN, rINN)
Maleic Acid Chemical formula

Chemical information

Acide maléique; Acidum maleicum; (Z)-Butenedioic Acid; Kwas maleinowy; Kyselina maleinová; Maleico, ácido; Maleiinihappo; Maleino ru _ gštis; Maleinsav; Maleinsyra; Toxilic Acid. cis-Butenedioic acid.
Chemical formula: C2H2(CO2H)2 = 116.1.
CAS — 110-16-7.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur.. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Maleic Acid). A white or almost white, crystalline powder. Freely soluble in water and in alcohol. A 5% solution in water has a pH of less than 2. Store in glass containers. Protect from light.

USNF 26

(Maleic Acid). A white crystalline powder. Freely soluble in water and in alcohol; sparingly soluble in ether. Store in airtight glass containers. Protect from light.

Profile

Maleic acid is used in the preparation of Ergometrine Injection (BP 2008) and Ergometrine and Oxytocin Injection (BP 2008).
Published May 08, 2019.