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Citric Acid

Citric Acid

As one of the stronger edible acids, the dominant use of Citric Acid is as a flavouring agent and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks and candies. Citric acid is also useful in improving the effectiveness of soaps and laundry detergents for the cleaning industry.

Chemical Formula:

C₆H₈O₇

CAS Number:

77-92-9

Synonyms:

Sour salt, Lemon salt, E330 (E number), 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid

Characteristics

Molar Weight

192.123 g/mol

Melting Point

153 °C

Boiling Point

310 °C

Solubility

Highly soluble in water, with a solubility of approximately 59 g/100 mL at 25°C

Density

1.66 g/cc

Forms

Colorless to white crystalline powder or granules

Odor

Odorless

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Food and beverages
  • Pharmaceutical and personal care products
  • Cleaning and household products
  • Water treatment
  • Industrial applications
  • Cosmetics and personal care products
  • Pharmaceuticals

Industries

  • Textile Industry

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