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malic acid (78644-42-5, 6915-15-7, 617-48-1)
malate · malic acid, disodium salt, (S)-isomer · calcium (hydroxy-1-malate) hexahydrate
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 pleasantly sour taste of fruits, and is used as a food additive. Malic acid has two stereoisomeric forms (L- and D-enantiomers), though only the L-isomer exists naturally.