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CITRIC ACID

Citric acid

Chemical Compound
Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the formula C₆H₈O₇. It is a natural preservative/conservative which occurs naturally in citrus fruits and is also used to add an acidic or sour taste to foods and drinks.
Formula: C6H8O7
Molar mass: 192.124 g/mol
Melting point: 153 °C
Density: 1.66 g/cm³
Boiling point: 175 °C
Soluble in: Water

Specifications

Appearance&Smell: Colorless or White crystalline powder
Quality:   USP 36,FCC 8,BP 2013, EU231/2012,EP 7.0,JP 16,Ph. Eur 8.1
Package: 25kg net bag, 50lb net bag,
Shelf Life: 3 years
Storage: Stored in Shielded from light, dry and cool place
Partical size: 8-50/12-40m

Function of Citric Acid Granular

Citric acid is a weak organic acid. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, it is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle and therefore occurs in the metabolism of almost all living things. It also serves as an environmentally benign cleaning agent and acts as an antioxidant.

Citric acid exists in a variety of fruits and vegetables, most notably citrus fruits. At room temperature, citric acid is a white crystalline powder. It can exist either in an anhydrous (water-free) form or as a monohydrate the monohydrate forms when citric acid is crystallized from cold water.

More than 50% is being used as acidulent in beverages and some 20% in other food applications. 20% is being used for detergent applications and 10% for other non food related applications like cosmetics and chemical industry.

Applications- Citric Acid Granular

    Drinks,foods
    Cleaning and chelating agent
    Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
    Dyeing

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