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Malic acid is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H6O5. It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made by all living organisms, contributes to the sour taste of fruits, and is used as a food additive. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms, though only the L-isomer exists naturally. The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. The malate anion is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle.   Wikipedia

  • SMILES: OC(CC(=O)O)C(=O)O
  • InChIKey: BJEPYKJPYRNKOW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 134.09
  • ALogP: -1.09
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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