Tannic Acid

In the food industry, tannic acid is used as processing aids in beer clarification, aroma compound in soft drinks and juices. Equally important are applications in the wine industry, where it finds use as a natural clarifying agent, color stabilizer and taste enhancer.


Molar Weight1701.23 g/mol
Melting Point200.0°C
Density2.12 g/cc
FormsPowder, White, Flakes, Yellow, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Dyes
  • Printing & Inks
  • Buffer agent
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Water treatment
  • Wine production
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetic products
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food

Synonyms: Glycerite, Tannin, Gallotannic acid, Quebracho extract Gallotannin, Glycerite, Tannic Acid, Tannins

Chemical Formula: C76H52O46

CAS Number: 1401-55-4