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

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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.

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.

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

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

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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.

Chemical Formula. C6H8O7

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