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Food Additive

  • Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Commodity: Citric Acid Anhydrous/ Monohydrate 

CAS NO.: 77-92-9/5949-29-1

Molecular Formula: C6H8O7/ C6H8O7·H2O

Molecule Weight: 192.14/ 210.14

Property: Citric acid is an important organic acid, colorless crystal, often contains one molecule of water of crystallization, odorless, has a strong acid taste, and is easily soluble in water.

Application:

1. In food industry: As flavoringpreservative, emulsifying agent.

2. In industry: To dissolve rust from steel and passivate stainless steels.

3. In cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplementsAs an acidulant in creams, gels and all kinds of  liquids.

4. Acleaning and chelating agent.

5. Water treatment: to improve the effectiveness of soaps and laundry detergents.

Packing & storage: 25kg PP/ paper kraft bag, 500kg/1000kg jumbo bags. It should be store in a dry, cool, well-ventilated place.

Specification:

Index

Citric acid anhydrous

Citric acid monohydrate

Assay (%)

99.5-100.5

99.0-100.5

Water (%)

≤0.5

7.5-8.8

Sulphated Ash

(Residue on Ignition) (%)

 

≤0.05

 

≤0.05

Sulfate (mg/kg)

≤150

<150

Oxalate (mg/kg)

≤100

<100

Lead (mg/kg)

≤0.5

<0.5

Arsenic (mg/kg)

≤1

<1

Mercury (mg/kg)

≤1

<1

Aluminum (mg/kg)

≤0.2

<0.2

Heavy Metals as Pb(mg/kg)

≤10

<10

Bacteria Endotoxins (IU/mg)

<0.5

<0.5


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