Agent Name

Tripotassium citrate monohydrate

CAS Number

6100-05-6

Formula

C6-H8-O7.3K.H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, tripotassium salt, monohydrate; Citric acid, tripotassium salt, monohydrate; Potassium citrate; Potassium citrate monohydrate; Tripotassium 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate monohydrate; Urocit-K; [ChemIDplus] K-CIT-V; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] White powder or granules; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in food (sequestrant, emulsifier, and stabilizer) and in medicine as an alkalinizing agent and antiurolithic; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent, nutritional supplement, pH control agent, and sequestrant for foods; [FDA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tripotassium citrate."

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