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Malic acid is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H6O5. It is obtained as a white, or nearly white, crystalline powder or granules having a slight odour and a strongly acidic taste.
Malic acid is used an acidulant, an antioxidant flavouring agent, a buffering agent, and a chelating agent. In pharmaceutical formulations, the substance is used as a general-purpose acidulant.
Malic acid is also used as an alternative to citric acid in effervescent powders, mouthwashes, and tooth- cleaning tablets. In addition, it has chelating and antioxidant properties and may be used as a synergist, with butylated hydroxytoluene, to retard oxidation in vegetable oils.