COMMODITY: Citric Acid

APPARENCE: white crystalline powder

M. F: C6H8O7

STANDARD : GB/T 8269-2006

CAS N o.: 77-98-9

HS CODE : 2918140000

EINECS NO.: 201-069-1

PACKAGE : 25kg  25MTs/20”FCL without pallets


Product Description of the Citric Acid

Citric Acid is mainly used as flavoring agent, preservative for food and beverage industry. It also can be used as antioxidant, plasticizer, detergent in chemical, cosmetics and detergent industries. As a food additive, Citric Acid Monohydrate is an essential food ingredient in our food supply. As a leading food additives and food ingredients supplier in South Africa, we can provide you with high quality Citric Acid Monohydrate.

Appearance and properties: White translucent crystal or powder. Soluble in water and alcohol, soluble in ethyl ether.

Product Parameter (Specification) of the Citric Acid

Anhy Mono
According to BP98
Tests Specifications
Characteristics White crystals Colorless crystals
White crystalline powder
Solubility Conforming with test
Clarity and color of solution Conforming with test
Assay 99.5%-101%
Water 1% Max 7.5%-9%
Sulfate 150 ppm Max
Readily carbonisable substances Conforming with test Not deeper than specifications
Barium Conforming with test
Calcium 200 ppm Max
Lead(PB) 0.5 ppm Max 1 ppm Max
Heavy metals 10 ppm Max
Iron 50 ppm Max
Chloride 50 ppm Max
Oxalate 100 ppm Max 350 ppm Max
Aluminum 0.2 ppm Max
Bacterial endotoxins 0.5 I.U./mg Max
Arsenic 3 ppm Max 1 ppm Max
Mercury 1 ppm Max
Sulfated ash 0.05% Max
Tridodecylamine 0.1 ppm Max
Arganic volatile impurities Conforming with test

Product Feature And Application of the Citric Acid

A. Citric acid is a useful ingredient in beverages, jams, jellies, candies and frozen foods. It is also added in gelatin and fruit-based desserts as well as in canned vegetables and meat products. Citric acid preserves food and enhances flavor.

B. Citric acid’s ability to chelate metals makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work more efficiently without the need for water softening.

C. Citric acid is used to regenerate the ion exchange materials used in water softeners by stripping off the accumulated metal ions as citrate complexes.

D. Citric Acid is used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to passivate high purity process piping in substitution for using nitric acid. Nitric acid is a hazardous disposal issue once it is used for this purpose, while citric acid is not.

Packing: 12.5kg, 25kg, 50kg, 500kg, 1000kg per bag


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