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.

Characteristics

Molar Weight192.123 g/mol
Melting Point153 °C
Boiling Point310 °C
Flash Point155 °C
Specific Gravity1.66 g/cc
Particle Size

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Buffer agent
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cleaning products
  • Preservative
  • Flavouring agent
  • Oil and Gas
  • Textile handling
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetic products
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Dietary supplements

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants

Synonyms: 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid, 2 - Hydroxy - 1, 2, 3, - Propanetricarboxylic Acid, Citric Acid Anhydrous, E 330

Chemical Formula: C6H807

CAS Number: 77-92-9