Potassium Citrate

Potassium Citrate

In food processing industry, it is used as buffer, chelate agent, stabilizer, antioxidant, emulsifier and flavoring.

Introduction

1.Chemical Name: Potassium citrate
2.Molecular Formula: K3C6H5O7'H2O
3.Molecular Weight: 324.41
4.CAS: 6100-05-6
5.Character: It is white crystal or powder, odorless, tasting salty. It's slightly deliquescent, easily soluble in water or glycerine, almost insoluble in ethanol. Relative density is 1.98. It will melt and decompose when heated to 230 .
6.Usage: In food processing industry, it is used as buffer, chelate agent, stabilizer, antioxidant, emulsifier and flavoring. It can be used in dairy product,jelly, jam, meat and tinned pastry. It also can be used as emulsifier in cheese and refreshing in oranges and etc. In pharmaceutical, it is used for hypokalimia, potassium depletion and alkalization of urine.


Functions and Applications

Item

Standard

Testing results

Color

White or colorless

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Form

Crystalline particle or powder

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Potassium citrate(Dry base meter)

99.0%-100.5%

99.5%

Transmittance

≥95.0%

95.6%

Loss on drying

3.0%-6.0%

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Alkalinity

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Sulfate

≤0.015%

0.01%

Oxalate

≤0.03%

0.02%

Cloride

≤0.005%

0.003%

Easy carbonization

≤1.0%

0.86%

Lead(As pb)

≤2.0%

1.88%

Arsenic(As As)

≤1.0mg/kg

0.56mg/kg

Water insoluble

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Ferric salt

≤5.0%

4.55%

Calcium salt

≤0.02%



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