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Maleic Acid

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

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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