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Potassium citrate

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Introduction
 

Chemical Name:

Potassium citrate

Molecular Formula:

K3C6H5O7 ·H2O

Molecular Weight:

324.41

CAS:

6100-05-6

Character:

It is white crystal or powder, odorless, tasting salty. It’s slightly deliquescent, easily soluble in water or glycerine, almost insoluble in ethanol. Relative density is 1.98. It will melt and decompose when heated to 230 .

Uses:

In food processing industry, it is used as buffer, chelate agent, stabilizer, antioxidant, emulsifier and flavoring. It can be used in dairy productjelly, jam, meat and tinned pastry. It also can be used as emulsifier in cheese and refreshing in oranges and etc. In pharmaceutical, it is used for hypokalimia, potassium depletion and alkalization of urine.

Packing:

It is packed with polyethylene bag as liner and a compound paper-plastic woven bag as the outer layer. The net weight of each bag is 25kg.

Quality index:

(GGB14889-94.BP2009. USP32.FCC-V

Name of index

GB14889-94

BP2009

USP32

FCC-V

Appearance

White or light yellow crystal or powder

White or light yellow crystal or powder

White or light yellow crystal or powder

White or light yellow crystal or powder

Content(K3C6H5O7) ≥%

99.0

99.0-101.0

99.0-100.5

99.0-100.5

Heavy metal(AsPb) ≤%

0.001

0.001

0.001

-

 AS ≤%

0.0003

0.0001

 

0.0001

Loss on drying %

3.0-6.0

-

3.0-6.0

3.0-6.0

Lead

-

-

 

-

Moisture%

 -

4.0-7.0

 

-

Cl ≤%

-

0.005

 

-

Sulphate Salt≤%

-

0.015

 

-

Qxalates ≤%

-

0.03

 

-

Sodium ≤%

-

0.3

 

-

Alkalinity

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Readily Carbonisable Substances

-

Pass test

-

-

Transparenly and color of sample

-

Pass test

-

-

Pyrogens

-

-

-

-