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Citric Acid

Citric acid product information, characteristics and applications

Citric Acid is a weak carboxylic acid and a naturally occurring fruit acid. Citric Acid can exist both as an anhydrous or monohydrate form and will appear as white granules, crystal grains or is colourless. Citric Acid is an odourless substance with a strong acidic taste. Monarch Chemicals supply both anhydrous and monohydrate in solid forms and can produce up to a 50% solution by mixing with hot water.

It is the most widely used organic acidulate across all industries due to its wide range of uses. Citric Acid can be used as a PH adjuster; to stabilise colours, tastes, flavours and vitamins; to act as a preservative to many foods and beverages; it can provide solubility in many pharmaceutical products; it chelates metals and it can act as a non-corrosive de-scaler in many applications. It is also used in the manufacturing of detergents and some cosmetic and personal care products.

Industries that Citric Acid are used in include

  • Agriculture & Feed
  • Cleaning Products & Detergents
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Engineering
  • Food & Drink
  • Industrial
  • Power, Energy & Oil
  • Water Treatment

Other Names

  • 3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentanedioic acid
  • 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid[1]

Citric Acid Anhydrous Product quality and technical details

  • CAS Registry Number: 77-92-9
  • EINECS: 201-069-1
  • Chemical Formula: C6H8O7
  • UN Number: N/A

Citric Acid Monohydrate Product quality and technical details

  • CAS Registry Number: 5949-29-1
  • EINECS: 201-069-1
  • Chemical Formula: C6H8O7H2O

Product supplied in accordance with the following:

  • Halal foods
  • Kosher foods
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
  • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

Hazard Transport Information

  • Hazard Symbols: Irritant
  • Pharmaceutical: BP/ USP
  • Food: Food Chemicals Codex
  • E-Number: E330
  • Transport: Not considered to be hazardous for transport

Citric Acid anhydrous and monohydrate solid forms product packaging

  • 25kg bags
  • 1000kg bags

Citric acid solution

  • 25ltr poly
  • 200ltr drum
  • 1000ltr IBC
  • Bulk

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