Citric Acid

Citric Acid 

Citric acid or ink is one of the organic acids found in fruits such as lemongrass and orange. It has a crystalline or white powder appearance with the chemical formula C 6 H 8 O 7 .This acid is divided into two groups: dry citric acid and 1 monohydrate citric acid.

 

Properties of Citric Acid

  • Citric acid is a non-transparent, odorless, sour-tasting crystalline substance.
  • Citric acid is a flammable material.
  • Non-toxic buffering material

 

Indications for Citric Acid

  • About 70% of this acid and its salts are used in the food industry.
  • Citric acid and its salts are used in making anticoagulant solutions such as Tri-sodium citrate, which prevents blood coagulation through the formation of calcium ion complexes and is used for patients who have severe bleeding after an accident.
  • Anhydrous and monohydrate citric acid are also used in formulation of hygienic and cosmetic products.

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