Wego is a global supplier of Citric Acid
Wego Chemical Group is a leading global supplier and distributor of weak organic tribasic acids such as Citric Acid Anhydrous and Citric Acid Monohydrate, both in USP and FCC grades. Citric Acid is an odorless crystalline white solid. It can also be referred to as 3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentanedioic acid or 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid. The anhydrous can be found under CAS # 77-92-9 or EINECS # 201-069-1, and is often referred to as E330, its code for European food additives. The mononydrate can be found under CAS # 5949-29-1.
Citric Acid has the molecluar formula C6H8O7, with a molar mass of 192.12 g·mol−1, densities of 1.665 g/cm3 (anhydrous) and 1.542 g/cm3 (monohydrate), and a melting point of 156 °C. It is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, ethyl acetate, and DMSO. Citric Acid is widely produced for commercial and industrial use, though it is also naturally occuring in citrus fruits like lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. (The levels of naturally occuring Citric Acid concentration vary by fruit.) It is also a common precursor to a variety of citrates.
Its primary uses are as an additive and preservative in food and beverage. It often functions as a pH adjusting agent, as a chelating agent, as an emulsifier, or as a sour flavor additive, though there are numerous other uses as well. Food uses are often applied to dairies like ice cream and and cheeses, alcoholic beverages like wine and hard cider, soft drinks, sweets, sweeteners and confectionary foods like cake mixes and caramel, sorbets, canned and jarred foods, as well as for baby food. It is often used as a dry alternative to lemon juice. Approximately half of global Citric Acid use goes toward flavor enhancement in beverages.
Citric Acid's alternative uses include in adhesives and sealants, as an agricultural intermediary and in crop protection, as an additive for animal food and feed, in the production of antifreeze products and coolants, in construction materials, in corrosion inhibition, in flame retardants, in household and industrial cleaning, in inks, in lubricants, in metal work, in mining, in oil field services and petroleum, in pharmaceutical products, in the making of plastics, resins and rubber, pulp and paper, textiles, and to treat water and pools.
As a leading supplier and distributor, Wego provides efficient and reliable logistics management, handling, stocking, and delivery of chemical products like Citric Acid, and can offer shipments in multiple packing sizes. Please contact Wego or request a quote or sample of Citric Acid today.
Posted on April 11, 2016