Citric Acid Anhydrous – USP/BP

Item #: CI590
CAS No: 77-92-9
M.W.: 192.13
M.Fm: C6H8O7

Description:
Citric Acid is available in anhydrous and monohydrate forms. It occurs as colorless crystals or white crystalline powder. It is odorless, has a strongly acidic taste. One gram is soluble in about 0.5 ml of water, in about 2 ml of alcohol, and in about 30 ml of ether. Citric Acid anhydrous melts at 153oC (307°F).

Applications:
Citrus flavoring in beverages and confectionery. pH adjuster in confectionery, beverages, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Anti-coagulant and preservative in meats. Sequestrant and dispersing agent. Class IV preservative in fats, oils, shortening and glycerides. Cleaning agent. Other uses: cosmetics, personal care, textile, and paper products.

Specifications:
This product meets the specifications of USP24 and BP93.
Identification …………………… Per standard
Clarity and Colour of Solution . ….………………. Per standard
Readily Carbonizable Substances …………………… Per standard
Oxalates …..………………. 350 ppm max.
Sulfates ..…………………. 150 ppm max.
Heavy metals (as Pb) …………………… 10 ppm max.
Water ………….……….. 0.5% max.
Residue on Ignition/Sulfated Ash …………………… 0.05% max.
Calcium …………………… 200 ppm max.
Barium …………………… Per standard
Iron …………………… 50 ppm max.
Chloride …………………… 50 ppm max.
Salmonella …………………… Negative
E. Coli …………………… Negative
Total Plate count …………………… 1000/g max.
Yeast …………………… 100/g max.
Mold …………………… 100/g max.
Organic Volatile Impurities …………………… Per standard
Content …………………… 99.5% ~ 100.5%

Particle Size:
Fine granular: 30 – 80 Mesh
Granular: 12 – 30 Mesh

Packaging and Storage:
Preserved in 25 kg bag. Store in a cool, dry condition with tight seal.

Shelf Life: 3 years.

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