Agent Name

Diammonium citrate

CAS Number

3012-65-5

Formula

C6-H8-O7.2H3-N

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, diammonium salt; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, diammonium salt; AmmCitrate; Ammonium citrate, dibasic; Ammonium monohydrogen citrate; Ammonium monohydrogencitrat; Citric acid, diammonium salt; Diammonium 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate; Diammonium citrate (secondary); Diammonium hydrogen citrate; Dibasic ammonium citrate; Microstop; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

Colorless or white solid; [HSDB] White odorless granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in pharmaceuticals, rustproofing, and cotton printing; Also used as a plasticizer, reagent for determination of phosphate in fertilizer, buffering agent, chelating agent, and source of nitrogen in chicken food supplements; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Emergency treatment: "Ammonia"; [HSDB] A respiratory tract irritant; A mild eye irritant; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Ammonia."

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