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Mercaptosuccinic acid, 98%, Thermo Scientific Chemicals

Catalog number: B23301.36
500 g, Each
Thermo Scientific Chemicals

Mercaptosuccinic acid, 98%, Thermo Scientific Chemicals

Catalog number: B23301.36
500 g, Each
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Catalog number: B23301.36
also known as B23301-36
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Chemical Identifiers

CAS
70-49-5
IUPAC Name
2-sulfanylbutanedioic acid
Molecular Formula
C4H6O4S
InChI Key
NJRXVEJTAYWCQJ-UHFFFAOYNA-N
SMILES
OC(=O)CC(S)C(O)=O
Appearance (Color)
White to pale cream
Form
Powder
Melting Point (clear melt)
150-158?C
Assay (Aqueous acid-base Titration)
≥97.5 to ≤102.5%
Identification (FTIR)
Conforms

Description

Mercaptosuccinic acid is used in the preparation of mercaptosuccinic acid diethyl ester by reaction with ethanol. It is also used as a brightening agent in metal plating. Further, it serves as an intermediate for the synthesis of corrosion inhibitors, soil fumigants, active pharmaceutical ingredients and electroplating agents.

This Thermo Scientific Chemicals brand product was originally part of the Alfa Aesar product portfolio. Some documentation and label information may refer to the legacy brand. The original Alfa Aesar product / item code or SKU reference has not changed as a part of the brand transition to Thermo Scientific Chemicals.

Applications
Mercaptosuccinic acid is used in the preparation of mercaptosuccinic acid diethyl ester by reaction with ethanol. It is also used as a brightening agent in metal plating. Further, it serves as an intermediate for the synthesis of corrosion inhibitors, soil fumigants, active pharmaceutical ingredients and electroplating agents.

Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol and acetone. Slightly soluble in ether. Insoluble in benzene.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.
RUO – Research Use Only

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