Alias: 2,3-dihydroxy succinic acid, dihydroxy succinic acid, grape acid
Appearance: white crystalline powder
Chemical formula: C4H6O6 [3-5]
Flashpoint: 210 ℃
Molecular weight: 150.09
Safety Description: S26; S37/39
Melting point: 200 to 206 ℃
Hazard symbol: Xi
Boiling point: 399.3 ℃
Hazard description: R36/37/38
Density: 1.886 g/cm ³
CAS No.: 133-37-9
DL-tartaric acid is used in the food industry as a beer foaming agent, food sour agent, flavor correction agent, etc. Its sour taste is 1.3 times that of citric acid, especially suitable for use as a sour taste agent of grape juice;
DL – tartaric acid is used as a mordant for acid dyes in the textile industry to control the release of chlorine from bleaching powder;
DL – tartaric acid is used in medicine as a pharmaceutical intermediate or a highly efficient resolution agent for the production of drugs such as cincofene;
DL – tartaric acid can be used to produce tartrate, etc. in the chemical industry;
DL – tartaric acid can be used as a cleaning agent and polishing machine for metal surfaces in the metal industry;
In addition, DL-tartaric acid also plays an important role in photographic development, cement, leather, and other industries.
From the perspective of manufacturers, the core manufacturers of tartaric acid in the world mainly include Baojing Biology, Evergreen Biology, Ruijing Biology, Jinzhan Biology, Anhui Hailan Biology, etc.
On the production side, China and Europe are two important production regions, accounting for 44.9% and 36.8% of the market share in 2021 respectively. It is expected that China will maintain the fastest growth rate in the next few years, and its share is expected to reach 3.8% in 2028.
In terms of product types, L (+) – tartaric acid plays an important role and is expected to reach 81.5% in 2028. At the same time, in terms of application, the share of food and beverage will be about 37.4% in 2021, and the CAGR will be about 3.36% in the next few years.