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Potassium citrate

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Product Name Potassium citrate
Molecular formula K3C6H5O7 ·H2O
Molecular weight 324.41
CAS NO. 6100-05-6
Performance 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 ℃.
Use In food processing industry, it is used as buffer, chelate agent, stabilizer, antioxidant, emulsifier and flavoring. It can be used in dairy product,jelly, 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 hypokalemia, potassium depletion and alkalization of urine.
Package It is packed with polyethylene bag as liner and a compound plastic woven bag as the outer layer. The net weight of each bag is 25kg.
Storage and transport: It should be stored in a dry, ventilative and clean warehouse; kept away from moisture and heat and stored separately from poisonous substances. Handled with care, so as to avoid damage to packing bags.


Quality Index GB14889-94 BP2009 FCC-V USP-32
Appearance White or light yellow crystal or powder
Content(K3C6H5O7) ≥% 99 99.0-101.0 99.0-100.5 99.0-100.5
Heavy metal(Pb) ≤% 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001
 AS ≤% 0.0003 0.0001 -- --
Loss on drying % 3.0-6.0 -- 3.0-6.0 3.0-6.0
Lead -- -- 0.0002 --
Moisture% -- 4.0-7.0 -- --
Cl ≤% -- 0.005 -- --
Sulphate Salt≤% -- 0.015 -- --
Qxalates ≤% -- 0.03 -- --
Sodium ≤% -- 0.3 -- --
Acidity or Alkalinity Pass test Pass test Pass test Pass test
Readily Carbonisable Substances -- Pass test -- --
Transparency and color of sample -- Pass test -- --

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