What Is Tannic Acid?


Tannic Acid is white or yellowish astringent powder (molecular formula: C14H10O9) derived from nutgalls, or a lustrous yellowish to light brown amorphous, powdered, flaked, or spongy mass (molecular formula: C76H52O46) made from the bark and fruit of many plants.


Tannic acid in its many forms is one of the most versatile natural products in the world. Abbey Color supplies the following types of tannic acid:


  • Tannic Acid, technical grade
  • Tannic Acid USP*
  • Sumac
  • Mimosa
  • Quebracho

What is Tannic Acid Used For?


Tannic acid is the general term used as the material extracted from various plants. It is used in a myriad of applications such as:


  • Textile mordant
  • Wood staining
  • Leather tanning
  • Food purification and stabilization
  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Many other applications

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