Citric Acid, Monohydrate

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Citric Acid, Monohydrate
PROPERTYUNITSPECIFICATION
Appearance   White Crystalline Powder or Granules
Identification   Passes Test
Assay % 99.5 Minimum
Water % 8.8 Maximum
Readily Carbonizable Substances   Passes Test
Heavy Metals ppm 5 Maximum
Lead ppm 1 Maximum
Sulfate ppm 150 Maximum
Sulfated Ash % 0.05 Maximum
Calcium (Ca) ppm 200 Maximum
Iron ppm 5 Maximum
Arsenic (as As) ppm 3 Maximum
Chlorides ppm 50 Maximum
Mercury (Hg) ppm 1 Maximum
Aluminum (Al) ppm 0.1 Maximum
Barium   Passes Test
Bacterial Endotoxins IU/mg 0.5 Maximum
Mesh   8-40
Oxalate ppm 100 Maximum

Application

Citric acid is an excellent chelating agent, making it useful in cleaners to remove limescale and to soften water in soaps and detergents. For pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, citric acid is used as a pH adjuster. As a food additive, citric acid is a natural preservative and is also used to add acidic or sour taste to foods and drinks.

Grades Available

Tech, USP

Packaging

This product is available in various packaging options. Please ask about custom packaging.

Synonyms

2-Hydroxy-1,2,3 Propanetricarboxylic Acid Solution

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