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succinic anhydride

Product name succinic anhydride
Synonyms dihydro-2,5-furandione
GOST no data
CAS 108-30-5

Succinic anhydride is a colorless, odorless crystalline compound. It is soluble in boiling chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol; slightly soluble in water (partly hydrolyses). Succinic anhydride reacts with ammonia and primary amines to give succinimides.


Succinic anhydride is prepared commercially:

  • by catalytic hydrogenation of maleic anhydride;
  • by succinic acid dehydrataton;


  • as a raw material to make pharmaceuticals;
  • to prepare vitamines A, B6, E;
  • as an intermediate in production of insecticides, agrocultural chemicals, dyes, esters, surface active agents, unsaturated polyester resins, organic flame retardant materials, lubricant additives;
  • as a cross-linking agent in ion-exchange membranes;
  • as a hardener for epoxy resins;
  • as a starch modifier in foods and feeds;

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    Chemical structure of succinic anhydride

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