Agent Name

Triammonium citrate

CAS Number

3458-72-8

Formula

C6-H8-O7.3H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium citrate, tribasic; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammonium salt (1:3); 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, triammonium salt; [ChemIDplus] Citric acid triammonium salt; Triammonium salt of 2-hydroxypropan-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid; [JECFA] Ammonium citrate tribasic;; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White solid; [JECFA] White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffering agent; [JECFA]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Citric acid."

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