Description and features

Shipment Info

For customers in Europe and the United States, if Meldrum’s Acid is available in our local warehouses, our typical delivery time is approximately one week when ordered in 25 KG fiber drums.

If you’re located in Canada, South America, South Africa, or other markets, we are ready to assist you. Please get in touch with our sales department for additional information and specific details.

This substance (CAS: 2033-24-1) has been registered (INTERMEDIATE) under REACH (EC) 1907/2006.

Product Identification

CAS number2033-24-1
EC number217-992-8
HS code2932 20 90
IUPAC name2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione


AppearanceAlmost white crystalline powder
Assay≥ 98.00 %
Water≤ 1.0 %


Meldrum’s Acid is primarily used as a versatile reagent in organic synthesis. It facilitates the creation of various chemical compounds, making it valuable in pharmaceuticals for drug synthesis and in materials science for polymer production. Additionally, it serves as a catalyst and reagent in specialty chemical manufacturing. Its unique structure and reactivity make it an essential tool in the toolkit of chemists and researchers, enabling the development of diverse compounds and materials.


Available packaging: 25 KG fiber drums.
Special packaging is available on request.


Store Meldrum’s Acid cool, dry and well-ventilated area and in line with legal requirements.
Keep it away from heat sources and oxidizing agents.


A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for Meldrum’s Acid and all other products supplied by Vesta Chemicals BV.

An MSDS describes the hazards of a product and explains how a product can be safely handled, used and stored. Besides it provides important regulatory and emergency response information for the purchased product.

Molecular and structural information

Molecular formula C6H8O4
Molecular weight 144.12 g/mol
Smiles notification CC1(OC(=O)CC(=O)O1)C
Chemical formula

Physicochemical information

Boiling point 304 °C @ 101 325 Pa
Relative density 1.16 @ 20 °C
Flash point 134 °C @ 101 325 Pa
Partition coefficient (log Pow) 4.786 @ 25 °C
Solubility in water
Vapour pressure