Fumaric Acid

Specifications :

Molecular formula C4H4O4
Molar mass 116.07 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Density 1.635 g/cm³, solid
Melting point 287 °C
Solubility in water 0.63 g/100 mL
Acidity (pKa) pka1 = 3.03, pka2 = 4.44


1) Fumaric acid has been used in food and beverage products since 1946. It is currently used in wheat and corn tortillas, sour dough and rye breads, refrigerated biscuit doughs, fruit juice and nutraceutical drinks, gelatin desserts, gelling aids, pie fillings and wine.
2) It is also used in animal feed.
3) Industrial uses of Fumaric acid include – Unsaturated Polyester, Alkyd Resins, Printing Inks, Paper Sizing
4) Fumaric acid is used in the manufacture of polyester resins and polyhydric alcohols and as a mordant for dyes.