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Empirical formula: C4H6O5
a: 13.053 Å
b: 8.724 Å
c: 4.878 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 103.31 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 540.56 Å3
Space group: Cc
Calculated density: 1.648 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: 22.0 °C
Formula weight: 134.089 g/mole
R(F): 0.0650
Common name: (+-)-Malic acid
CSD refcode: DLMALC
Short description: Malic acid is a substance that has a clean, mellow, smooth, persistent, and sour taste.
Keyword: sour
Keyword: apple
Keyword: energy
CAS registry number: 6915-15-7
Miscellaneous comments: sour
Layman's explanation: Malic acid, along with lots of other natural acids, was discovered by Karl Wilhem Scheele. Malic acid is a naturally occurring substance in many fruits and plants, however its richest source is apples, which is why it is sometimes referred to as apple acid . It is blended with multiple food acids, sugars, high intensity sweeteners, flavors, and seasonings to create unique tastes in foods, beverages, and confections. It has also been found that Malic acid may help with reducing the effects of Alzheimer s disease by reducing the levels of aluminum and magnesium in the body. Also, it has been recommended as a supplement for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as it is known to improve energy production.
Citation of a publication: J.F.J.van Loock, M.van Havere, A.T.H.Lenstra; Bull.Soc.Chim.Belg., 90, (1981), 161
Miscellaneous comments: Polymorph of 50983
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50814.cif 50814.crt 50814.gif 50814.GIF 50814.ort
50814.pdb 50814.sdt

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