L-Malic acid occurs naturally in the diet and is a normal body metabolite. The DL-form is of low oral toxicity in laboratory animals after both acute and repeated exposures. DL-Malic acid gave no evidence of reproductive effects in rodents treated orally. No signs of genotoxic activity were reported for DL-malic acid and its sodium salt in a limited range of screening tests, including Ames bacterial tests. Malic acid was irritant to the skin and eyes of laboratory animals.

Date of Publication: 1992

Number of Pages: 5

CAS Number*: 6915-15-7

97-67-6

617-48-1

40520-93-2

676-46-0

3105-51-9

138-09-0

585-09-1

5743-31-7

17482-42-7

2847-05-4

869-06-7

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