Natural Tartaric Acid

Tartaric acid is a natural product that is derived from by-products of the grape. It is included in the list of FOOD ADDITIVES under code E-334.

Applications

 

FOOD INDUSTRY:

-As acidifier and natural preservative for marmalades, ice cream, jellies, juices, preserves, and beverages.

-As effervescent for carbonated water.

-As emulsifier and preservative in the bread-making industry and in the preparation of candies and sweets.

OENOLOGY:

Used as an acidifier. Used in musts and wines to prepare wines that are more balanced from the point of view of taste, the result being an increase in their degree of acidity and a decrease in their pH content.

PHARMACEUTICALS INDUSTRY:

Used as an excipient for the preparation of effervescent tablets.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

Used in cement, plaster, and plaster of Paris to retard drying and facilitate the handling of these materials.

COSMETICS INDUSTRY:

Used as a basic component of many natural body crèmes.

CHEMICAL SECTOR:

-Galvanic baths

-Electronics industry

-As mordant in the textile industry

-As an anti-oxidant in industrial greases

L (+) TARTARIC ACID E-334

CAS: 87-69-4

EINECS: 201-766-0

Chemical formula: H2C4H4O6

Chemical name: L (+) Tartaric Acid
                            Tartaric Acid (2R, 3R)

Molecular weight: 150.1

Description: colorless crystals or white crystalline powder with a very acidic taste; odorless and stable in light and air

Melting point (ºC): 168-170

Rotatory power : 12.0-12.8

Refraction index nD 170 1.464

Heat of Combustion: 1149,9 KJ/mol

Specífic heat: 1237 KJ/kg/ºC

Heat of solution: -14.42 KJ/mol

Content: Mínimum 99.8%

Principal impurities: Conforms with the limits established in the most recent editions of the FCC, BP, USP, European Directive, and the Oenology Code.