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.
-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.
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.
Used as an excipient for the preparation of effervescent tablets.
Used in cement, plaster, and plaster of Paris to retard drying and facilitate the handling of these materials.
Used as a basic component of many natural body crèmes.
-As mordant in the textile industry
-As an anti-oxidant in industrial greases
L (+) TARTARIC ACID E-334
Chemical formula: H2C4H4O6
Chemical name: L (+) Tartaric Acid
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