Agent Name

Calcium citrate

CAS Number

813-94-5

Formula

C6-H8-O7.xCa

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, calcium salt; Citric acid, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Tetrahydrate: White odorless solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as emulsifier, sequestering agent, and acidity regulator in foods; Also used to make citric acid, remove sulfur compounds from waste gases, and to treat scours in mammals; [HSDB]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; [HSDB] See "Tricalcium citrate." See "Calcium."

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