Colourless crystals, soluble in water and alcohol. Contains in small amounts in many plants, amber. Stimulates growth and raises harvest of plants, accelerates development of corn. The industry receives succinic acid mainly hydrogenation of maleic anhydride.
Succinic acid is used for receiving plastic, pitches, medicines (in particular, hinolitina), for the synthetic purposes, and also in analytical chemistry.
In the food industry it is used as food supplement of E363.