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Maleic Acid

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 26, 2018.

What is it?

Maleic acid (C4H4O4) is used as an industrial raw material. It appears as a white solid. The major industrial use of maleic acid is its conversion to fumaric acid. It is also used to prepare maleate salts for pharmaceuticals.[1]

[1] Drugs.com Maleic acid. Accessed February 21, 2015 at http://www.drugs.com/dict/maleic-acid.html[1]

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