Applications Fumaric acid is used as a food additive and acid regulator. It is used in the production of polyester resins and polyhydric alcohols. It is also used as a mordant for dyes, paint additives, coating additives, plasticizers, processing aids and specific to petroleum production. Further, it is used in dentifrices as a stain remover and to make other chemicals. In addition to this, it is used in rosin esters, drying oils, printing inks and flavoring agent.
Solubility Soluble in water, ethanol and concentrated sulfuric acid. Slightly soluble in ethyl ether and acetone. Insoluble in chloroform, olive oil, carbon tetrachloride, xylene, molten camphor, liquid ammonia and benzene.
Notes Incompatible with oxidizing agents, amines and strong bases.