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What can tartaric acid be used for?
« on: February 03, 2022, 03:05:15 AM »
Other than making tartarate salts and acid-base extractions, what are some other uses of tartaric acid?

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Re: What can tartaric acid be used for?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 04:22:37 AM »
I´ve used for chiral resolution by formation of diastereomeric salts (using benzoylated derivatives of TA), quenching LiAlH4 with NaK salt of TA, its used as a backbone of various chiral catalysts and ligands such as TADDOL derivatives, its used as  an additive for Sharpless epoxidation.

Its also a suitable chiral building block for synthesis since it contains two stereocenters and the acids can be easily modified into other functional groups

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Re: What can tartaric acid be used for?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 02:38:35 PM »
Make cream of tartar and bake some meringues!
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Re: What can tartaric acid be used for?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2022, 02:28:54 PM »
I think you can make a reagent from diethyl tartrate and sodium borohydride and this can reduce ketones to chiral alcohols.

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Re: What can tartaric acid be used for?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2022, 01:43:19 AM »
It's the primary acid in grape wine. It sometimes is added to other wines to balance the acidity and to give the wine a bit more acid if it needs it. I typically use acid blend which is a blend of tartaric, malic and citric acid, but tartaric acid can be used alone if you want to.

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