Agent Name

Tripotassium citrate

CAS Number

866-84-2

Formula

C6-H8-O7.3K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Potassium citrate anhydrous; 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, tripotassium salt; ACALKA; Citric acid, tripotassium salt; K citrate; Kajos; Kaliksir; Litocit; Polycitra K; Porekal; Potassium citrate; Potassium tribasic citrate; Seltz-K; Urocit K; Urocit-K; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Monohydrate: White odorless solid; [Merck Index] White odorless crystalline granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food additive (sequestrant, stabilizer, and buffer), a preservative for cut flowers, and a medication (potassium supplement, diuretic, expectorant, and alkalizer); [HSDB] Used as chemical intermediate; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Potassium salts by mouth in doses less than 2 mEq/kg are usually not toxic in patients with normal renal function; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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