Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Citric Acid

We, Hir Primak Enterprise are importer, exporters and suppliers Citric acid which is a weak organic acid that has the chemical formula C6H8O7. Citric acid is an organic tricarboxylic acid and also an important metabolic intermediate in the biochemical citric acid cycle and is present in all living things.

Specification: CAS No. 77-92-9

Appearance White crystal or powder
Molecular weight 192.13
Taste Strong acid taste
Assay (as C6H8O7 anhydrous) 99.5 min -100 max. % w/w
Water (Karl Fischer) 0.5 max. % w/w
Residue on Ignition 0.05 max. % w/w
Sulphates (as sulphate) 150 max. mg/kg
Oxalates (as Oxalic acid dihydrate) 100 max. mg/kg
Calcium (as Ca) 75 max. mg/kg

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  • • Citric acid is a naturally occurring acid found primarily in several varieties of fruits and vegetables, with citrus fruits such as lemons and limes containing the highest amounts. Citric acid has many uses in the food industry as a flavoring agent, pH modifier, and preservative. It is also used as an anticoagulant and antioxidant, and in mineral supplements as citrate salts of metals. It also finds uses in household cleaning solutions, as a pH buffer and as a water softener.
  • • It is also used in technical application as clarifying agent, buffer, foam booster and stabilizer, complexion agent and as an intermediate in production of organic chemicals, cosmetic products, cleaning products, nontoxic plastics, plasticizer for not toxic plastics, petrochemical industry, building industry, chelated fertilizers, citric acid derivates and pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • • Citric acid is widely used as a flavouring, as an acidifier and chelating agent.

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