Maleic Anhydride (MA)

Maleic Anhydride (MA),
is used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of fumaric and tartaric acid, certain agricultural chemicals, resins in numerous products, dye intermediates, and pharmaceuticals (HSDB, 1995). It is also used as a co-monomer for unsaturated polyester resins, an ingredient in bonding agents used to manufacture plywood, a corrosion inhibitor, and a preservative in oils and fats.

Principal Properties :White pelletes, Acidic and Choking odour, Partially soluble in Chloroform and Benzene.

Application : Used in manufacture of Unsaturated Polyester Resins (UPR) Alkyd Resins, for Varnishes, Drying Oils, Agricultural Chemicals, and Fumaric Acid.
It is also used in production of Polyester Resins and Copolymers, Dye Intermediate.

Derivation :Air Oxidation of Ortho-Xylene, Benzene.

Solubility :Acetone, Alcohol, Water.

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99.8 wt%
Acidic, Choking


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