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Oxalic Acid

  • Ethanedioic acid
  • CAS 144-62-7
  • Chemical formula C₂H₂O₄

Oxalic acid is an organic compound found in many plants. These include leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, cocoa, nuts and seeds. In plants, it’s usually bound to minerals, forming oxalate. The terms “oxalic acid” and “oxalate” are used interchangeably in nutrition science. Its acid strength is much greater than that of acetic acid. Oxalic acid is a reducing agent and its conjugate base, is a chelating agent for metal cations.

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Oxalic Acid
  • Ethanedioic acid
  • CAS 144-62-7
  • Chemical formula C₂H₂O₄

Product details of Oxalic Acid

Ethanedioic acidWood bleach
  • White powder
  • Solution

Chemical formula

C₂H₂O₄

CAS number

144-62-7

6153-56-6


Applications

  • Cleaning
  • Bleaching
  • Iron / rust removal
  • Household industrial

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