Maleic Anhydride

Exclusive Features

  • Used in copolymerization reactions, in the Diels-Alder(diene)synthesis, in the preparation of resins, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. It is a powerful irritant and causes burns
  • Is a cyclic dicarboxylic anhydride that is the cyclic anhydride of maleic acid. It is a cyclic dicarboxylic anhydride and a member of furans


  • highly reactive chemical intermediate with present and potential uses in practically every field of industrial chemistry
  • production of a multitude of resins and plastics, agricultural and industrial chemicals, petroleum additives, paper sizing, water treatment chemicals, epoxy curing agents, artificial sweeteners, flavor enhancers, hair sprays, pharmaceuticals and copolymers
  • Its biggest single use is in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins


Sr. Characterisic Specification
1. Purity % 99.50 min
2. Solidification point °C 52.50 max
3. Stability to Heat Color APHA(90 min at 140°C) 40.00 max
4. Color, APHA 20.00 max
5. Iron ppm 5.00 max
6. Maleic Acid % wt 0.3 max
7. Ash % 0.01 max