INCI: Citric acid
CAS Number: 77-92-9
No. (EINECS): 201-069-1
Physical and Chemical Data: white or almost white crystalline powder, colorless crystals or granules.
Very soluble in water, easily soluble in 96 percent ethanol.
Melting point: 153 ° C (with decomposition).
Molecular Weight:: 192.12
Properties and uses:
-As a pH regulator
-In the preparation of effervescent tablets and powders.
-To promote citrus flavoring aromas in the preparation of syrups.
-As a synergist to increase the effectiveness of antioxidants. Its mechanism of action is based on complexing with the metals that catalyze oxidation reactions.
- In preparations to dissolve kidney stones, alkalinize urine, and to prevent encrustation in urinary catheters.
-As a component of some anticoagulant solutions.
-In preparations for the treatment of gastrointestinal disturbances and metabolic acidosis.
-The 1: 500 solution of citric acid in water can be used as a disinfectant for the feet and mouth.
Dosage: Usually 1%, although it can be very variable.
PARAMETER SPECIFICATION TESTS
PURITY => 99.5%
HUMIDITY <= 8.8%
SULPHATED ASHES <= 0,05%
HEAVY METALS (Pb) <= 5 ppm
LEAD <= 1 ppm
MERCURY <= 1 ppm
ARSENIC <= 1 ppm
OXALATES ≤ 100 ppm
EFFECTIVELY CARBONIZABLE SUBSTANCES According to test
GRANULOMETRY 10-80 mesh
Citric acid is incompatible with: potassium tartrate, acetates, alkali and alkaline earth carbonates and bicarbonates, salicylates, benzoates, and sulfides.
Remarks: Diluted aqueous solutions may ferment over time. LIGHT.
REMARKS: Product does not contain or contain GMOs. Therefore, no labeling is required according to the requirements established by EC Regulation 1829/2003 and EC 1830/2003 In tightly closed containers.
CONSERVATION: Protect from light, in a clean, fresh and odor-free place.