Sodium Citrate

Sodium Citrate

In food industry, it is used as a flavor and stabilizer. In pharmaceutical industry, it is used as anticoagulant, reducer of phlegm and diuretic.

Introduction

Trisodium citrate dihydrate Basic Information

Trisodium citrate dihydrate, also known as sodium citrate, is an organic compound that has white to colorless crystals. Odourless, with a cool salty taste. Stable in room temperature and air, slightly soluble in wet air, weathering in hot air. Lose crystal water heated to 150 ℃. It is easily soluble in water, glycerol, alcohol and other organic solvents. It is decomposed by overheating, slightly deliviate in humid environment and slightly weathering in hot air.


Application of Trisodium citrate dihydrate

Sodium citrate is used as acidity regulator, flavor agent and stabilizer in food and beverage industry. Used as an anticoagulant, phlegm dispersant and diuretic in the pharmaceutical industry; In detergent industry, sodium tripolyphosphate can be substituted as non-toxic detergent additive. It is also used in brewing, injection, photographic medicine and electroplating.


Functions and Applications

Items 
Standard
Appearance
White crystals or crystalline powder
Odor
Characteristic
Clarity and color of Solution
Conforms
Loss on drying
11.0 - 13.0%
Usage
acidity regulator etc.
Pb
< 10ppm
Assay
99.0 - 101.0%
Chemical formula
C6H5­O7Na3.2H2O
Sulfate (SO4)
150 ppm max
Chloride (Cl)
50 ppm max
Alkalinity
Conforms
Oxalate
300 ppm max
Storage
 in the shade cool


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