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Citric Acid
C6H8O7
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) grade; reagent grade; and monohydrate grade.
Citric Acid is mainly used to add taste to food and soft drinks, and as acidulant for dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as: anticoagulant; mineral flotation agent; industrial cleaning/electroplating/anodizing reagent; animal food additive (digestion aid); and water treatment agent.
dibasic ammonium citrate; ammonium ferric citrate; calcium citrate; citrazinic acid; citrated fatty acid glycerides; lithium citrate; potassium citrate; sodium citrate; tri-n-butyl citrate; and triethyl citrate.
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  • Molasses + Aspergillus niger mould + calcium hydroxide + Sulfuric acid (surface fermentation)
  • Molasses + Aspergillus niger mould (submerged fermentation)
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Citric Acid is a naturally occurring tricarboxylic acid commonly found in plants and animals. In its pure form, it is a colorless compound readily soluble in water. Citric acid can be obtained from natural sources (e.g. lemon, lime and orange) and synthetically produced either via chemical reaction or microbial fermentation. Large-volume industrial production of Citric Acid, however, is based almost exclusively on microbial fermentation of carbohydrate substrate, in which a strain of Aspergillus niger is employed to convert sugar to citric acid.
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Chart Description. Intratec provides Citric Acid prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Germany: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • China: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Thailand: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

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About Citric Acid. Citric Acid is a naturally occurring tricarboxylic acid commonly found in plants and animals. In its pure form, it is a colorless compound readily soluble in water. Citric acid can be obtained from natural sources (e.g. lemon, lime and orange) and synthetically produced either via chemical reaction or microbial fermentation. Large-volume industrial production of Citric Acid, however, is based almost exclusively on microbial fermentation of carbohydrate substrate, in which a strain of Aspergillus niger is employed to convert sugar to citric acid.

Chemical Formula. C6H8O7

Commercial Grades. United States Pharmacopeia (USP) grade; reagent grade; and monohydrate grade.

Uses. Citric Acid is mainly used to add taste to food and soft drinks, and as acidulant for dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as: anticoagulant; mineral flotation agent; industrial cleaning/electroplating/anodizing reagent; animal food additive (digestion aid); and water treatment agent.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Molasses + Aspergillus niger mould + calcium hydroxide + Sulfuric acid (surface fermentation)
  • Molasses + Aspergillus niger mould (submerged fermentation)

To know more about Citric Acid production processes, click here.

Derivatives. dibasic ammonium citrate; ammonium ferric citrate; calcium citrate; citrazinic acid; citrated fatty acid glycerides; lithium citrate; potassium citrate; sodium citrate; tri-n-butyl citrate; and triethyl citrate.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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