It plays an important role as an antimicrobial agent that blocks the transformation of Leishmania donovani amastigotes to prostigotes. trans-Aconitic acid is also used in synthesis of aconitate esters. It may be used for cross-linking polyvinyl alcohol film for preparing composite nanofiltration membranes.
Soluble in water at 20°C 400g/L. Slightly soluble in ether.
Store away from oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
RTECSNumber : UD2380000
TSCA : TSCA