Maleic Anhydride

Definition - What does Maleic Anhydride mean?

Maleic anhydride is a chemical substance with the chemical formula C4H2O3 that is cyclic dicarboxylic in nature and obtained via the removal of all water molecules from its structure. Maleic anhydride is generally a very reactive chemical intermediate that is used in almost every field of industrial chemistry. It is an anhydride, colorless, and used to produce resins and lubricant additives that are vital substances used for corrosion prevention.

Corrosionpedia explains Maleic Anhydride

Maleic anhydride is essential to the production of a variety of resins, additives, epoxy curing agents and copolymers. Each one of these substances plays a vital role in the industrial preventative maintenance systems used to safeguard metallic surfaces and equipment against corrosion.

For instance, epoxy coatings are used as coatings and paints. They generally consist of two parts that are mixed prior to application and contain an epoxy resin that is cross-linked with a coreactant or hardener.

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