Agent Name

Monosodium dihydrogen citrate

CAS Number

18996-35-5

Formula

C6-H7-O7.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Sodium citrate; Citrofluyl; Monosodium citrate; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monosodium salt; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, sodium salt (1:1); Citric acid, monosodium salt (8CI); Sodium dihydrogen citrate; [ChemIDplus] Citric acid, sodium salt; [IUCLID] Sodium citrate monobasic; Monosodium salt of 2-hydroxy-1,2,3- propanetricarboxylic acid; [JECFA]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffering agent and sequestrant for food; [JECFA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] Acceptable daily intake (ADI) as food additive not limited; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Citric acid."

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