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PubChem
Name: Succinic Acid
PubChem Compound ID: 10290778
Description: A water-soluble, colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, the manufacture of lacquers, and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant, buffer, and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed, p1099; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1851)
Molecular formula: C4H6O4
Molecular weight: 120.073 g/mol
DrugBank
Identification
Name: Succinic Acid
Name (isomeric): DB00139
Drug Type: small molecule
Description: A water-soluble, colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, the manufacture of lacquers, and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant, buffer, and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed, p1099; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1851)
Synonyms:
Ethylene succinic acid; Spirit of amber; Succinate; Succinicun acidum; Succinicum acidum; Bernsteinsaure; Ethanedicarboxylic acid; Amber acid; 1,2-Ethanedicarboxylic acid; Sal succini.
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Brand: Kyselina jantarova, Katasuccin
Brand name mixture: Ubicoenzyme(Beet + Cerium-Oxalate + Citric Acid + Hydrastis Canadensis + Lipoic Acid + Alpha + Nadidum + Oyster Shells + Selenium + Silicon Dioxide + Succinic Acid + Sulfur + Thuja Occidentalis)
Category: Radiation-Protective Agents, Micronutrient, Dietary supplement, Anti-Ulcer Agents
CAS number: 110-15-6
Pharmacology
Indication: For nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance
Mechanism of Action:
Succinate is an essential component of the Krebs or citric acid cycle and serves an electron donor in the production of fumaric acid and FADH2. It also has been shown to be a good "natural" antibiotic because of its relative acidic or caustic nature (high concentrations can even cause burns). Succinate supplements have been shown to help reduce the...
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Toxicity: Oral rat LD50: 2260 mg/kg
Affected organisms: Humans and other mammals

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