Maleic Anhydride

Product details

Maleic anhydride (MA) is an organic compound and it is produced from Benzene or n-Butane. It is occupied to manufacture polyesters or used to synthetic tensids, insecticids, herbicides and fungicids. We supply Maleic Anhydrides in form of briquettes and flakes and as well liquid in tank-trucks.

CAS-No. 108-31-6
EINECS-No. 203-571-6
Chemical formula: C4H2O3

Synonym: Furan-2,5-dione | cis-Butenedioic anhydride | 2,5-Furanedione | Maleic acid anhydride | Toxilic anhydride
Uses/applications: unsaturated Polyester resins, Alkyd resins, Fumaric and Tartaric Acid, Butandiole, Tetrahydrofurane, Tetrahydrophthalic Anhydride, n-Methylpirrolidone, etc.


Product CodeQualityPacking UnitSpec SheetInquiry
12015 Flakes 25 kgs bags Contact
12017 Briquettes 25 kgs bags Contact
12019 Pastilles 25 kgs bags Contact
12021 Liquid tank-trucks / Iso-Container Contact

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC) SOLID

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More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
Transport temperature: > 65° C. Danger of burning due to the high temperature.
Fumes are irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 34 Causes burns.
R 42/43 May cause sensitisation by inhalation and skin contact.

Classification system for Maleic Anhydride (MA):

The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EC-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.


P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P285 In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection.
Chemical characterization for Maleic Anhydride (MA), 2,5-Furandione:
CAS No. Description:
3108-31-6 maleic anhydride

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 203-571-6
Index number: 607-096-00-9
General Information
for Maleic Anhydride (MA), 2,5-Furandione
Form: Melt
Colour: Whitish
Odour: Penetrating

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: 52.6°C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 202°C
Flash point: 103°C
Flammability (solid, gaseous) Product is not flammable.
Ignition temperature: 380°C
Decomposition temperature: > 150°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of explosive air/dust mixtures is possible.

Explosion limits:
Lower: 1.4 Vol %
Upper: 7.1 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.2 hPa
Density at 20°C: 1.48 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20°C: 788 g/l
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
for Maleic Anhydride (MA):
ADR/RID class: 8 (C4) Corrosive substances.
Danger code (Kemler): 80
UN-Number: 2215
Packaging group: III
Label: 8
Description of goods: 2215 MALEIC ANHYDRIDE, molten
Limited quantities (LQ) LQ0
Transport category 0
Tunnel restriction code E
Remarks: Limited quantities: none
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: 8
UN Number: 2215
Label: 8
Packaging group:: III
EMS-Number: F-A,S-B
Marine pollutant: No
Proper shipping name: MALEIC ANHYDRIDE, molten
Lufttransport ICAO-TI und IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: 8
UN Number: 2215
Label: 8
Packaging group:: III
Proper shipping name: MALEIC ANHYDRIDE, molten
Remarks: Transport by aircraft is forbidden!!
UN "Model Regulation":
UN2215, MALEIC ANHYDRIDE, 8, IIIRID (cross-border)
Markings according to EC guidelines for Maleic Anhydride (MA):
The product has been marked in accordance with EU Directives / respective national laws.

Risk phrases:

22 Harmful if swallowed.
34 Causes burns.
42/43 May cause sensitisation by inhalation and skin contact.

Safety phrases:

2 Keep out of the reach of children.
23 Do not breathe vapour.
26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately
(show the label where possible).

National regulations

Information about limitation of use:
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.
Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.

Technical guidance (air):

(Class) (Share in %)
(I)           (100.0)

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Assessment by list): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

danger danger warning

Hazardous material sign