Agent Name

Tricalcium citrate

CAS Number

7693-13-2

Formula

C6-H8-O7.xCa

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, calcium salt (2:3); 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid calcium salt (2:3); Acicontral; Calcitrate; Calcium 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate (3:2); Calcium citrate; Calcium citrate, tribasic; Citracal; Citric acid, calcium salt (2:3); Citrical; Tribasic calcium citrate; Tricalcium dicitrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Tetrahydrate: White odorless solid; [HSDB] White odorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make citric acid and other citrates and to improve the baking properties of flour; Also used as dietary supplement, food additive (sequestrant, buffer, and firming agent), and medication; [HSDB]

Comments

Used in food and generally recognized as safe (GRAS); [HSDB] May cause irritation; Poses little or no danger to human health; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium citrate." See "Calcium."

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