Oxalic Acid is a naturally occurring compound which is found in many different types of vegetables. In its solid form it is a colourless crystalline solid that dissolves in water to give colourless solutions. Oxalic Acid is used in many industries including textile, tanning, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, motor and metal.
Oxalic Acid is widely used as an acid rinse in laundries as it is effective in removing rust and ink stains. In the leather industry Oxalic Acid is used as a pickling agent and Oxalic Acid can be used in the manufacturing process of dyes and intermediates. The bleaching properties of Oxalic Acid can be used to sterilise equipment in manufacturing processes.