Adipic acid

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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acidum adipicum; butane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid; CAS No 124-04-9

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Adipic acid consists of white crystals, which are slightly soluble in cold water and easily soluble in hot water. It is also soluble in acetone and easily soluble in ethanol and methanol. Adipic acid is formed during the oxidation of fats.

The salts or esters of adipic acid are called adipates.

E 356 = sodium salt of adipic acid, E 357 = potassium salt of adipic acid

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Food additive (E 355)

Acidity regulator

Table salt substitute

Flavour enhancer

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E 356; E 357; Food additives (overview);


Last updated on: 29.10.2020