Citric Acid IP
Citric acid is a weak organic acid which acts as a natural preservative in citrus fruits. It is mainly used as an acidifier, as a flavoring and as a chelating agent.
It is used as a flavoring agent and preservative in foods and beverages especially soft drinks. It can also be added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent, in household cleaners and pharmaceuticals to control pH, as a chelating agent to remove limescale from boilers and evaporators and in food coloring.
Chemical Name: Citric Acid
Mol. Formula: C6H8O7
Mol. Weight: 192.13 g/mol
CAS No.: 77-92-9
|Appearance||Colorless crystals or a white powder; slightly hygroscopic in moist dry air.|
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 10ppm|
|Oxalic acid||Passes test|
|Readily carbonizable substances||Passes test|
|Sulphated ash||Maximum 0.1%|
|Assay||Not less than 99% and not more than 101%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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