Fumaric acid or trans-butenedioic acid is the chemical compound with the formula HO2CCH=CHCO2H. This white crystalline compound is one of two isomeric unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, the other being maleic acid.
1. Fumaric acid has been used in food and beverage products since 1946. It is currently used in wheat and corn tortillas, sour dough and rye breads, refrigerated biscuit doughs, fruit juice and nutraceutical drinks, gelatin desserts, gelling aids, pie fillings and wine
2. It is also used in animal feed
3. Industrial uses of Fumaric acid include - Unsaturated Polyester, alkyd resins, printing Inks, paper sizing
4. Fumaric acid is used in the manufacture of polyester resins and polyhydric alcohols and as a mordant for dyes