What is 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.

  • Synonyms: 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
  • INCI: Citric Acid
  • Chemical Formula: C6H807
  • CAS Number: 77-92-9

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C6H807
CAS Number 77-92-9
Molar Weight 192.123g/mol
Melting Point 153 °C
Boiling Point 310 °C
Flash Point 155 °C
Forms Crystalline white solid Solution
Grades Food Pharma Technical
Variations Crystals Granular Powder Solution

Uses and Applications for Citric Acid

Key Applications

  • Cosmetics
  • Dietary supplements
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Soaps and Detergents


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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