Chemical Name:Citric acid Anhydrous
Identified use(s): Used as a sour agent, buffering agent and antioxidant in the food industry; a
correctant in pharmaceutical industry; used in detergents, buffering and
chelating, sizing and as a sequestrant.
Uses advised against No uses advised against
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling : Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Do not
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities Storage:Keep locked up or in an area accessible only to qualified staff.Store in tightly closed original container in a dry, cool and well ventilated
place. Keep in original container.
Incompatible materials Strong oxidising substances, strong alkalis.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance Solid, crystalline
pH (Value) 1.7 (100g/l)
Melting Point Approx.153 °C at 1,013 hPa
Boiling point/b oiling range (°C): Decomposes before boiling
Flash Point (°C) Not known
Flammability Non flammable
Density 1.665 g/cm3 at 20°C
Solubility (Water) 590 g/L at 20°C
Solubility (Other) Soluble in alcohol
Partition Coefficient (Log Kow: -n-
-0.2 to -1.8
Decomposition Temperature (°C) Not known
Explosive properties Not explosive
Oxidising properties Not oxidising
Other information:The fraction below 100 μm = 84.1%; the D50 of the fraction below 100 μm
Granulometry= at 31.99 μm.
Dissociation constant:pKa: 3.13, 4.76 and 6.4 at 25°C
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