CITRIC ACID ANHYDROUS
Citric acid anhydrous is a form of citric acid and Arena Petro Gas is in position to supply and export it directly from the top producers through its trading services according to the following specification and technical properties.
CITRIC ACID ANHYDROUS that has no water molecules attached to it. It is a weak organic acid that is found in citrus fruits and has a sour taste.
It has various uses in different industries:
- Pharmaceutical industry: Citric acid anhydrous is used as a pH adjuster, a flavor enhancer, a preservative, and a salt derivative for pharmaceuticals. It is non-toxic and has a low reactivity. It meets the USP/NF standards for quality and purity.
- Food and beverage industry: Citric acid anhydrous is used as an acidulant and antioxidant in fruit drinks, carbonated beverages, cheese, jellies, and other food products. It enhances the flavor, prevents spoilage, and preserves the color of the food. It meets the ACS specifications for food grade chemicals.
- Chemical industry: Citric acid anhydrous is used as a chelating agent, a buffer, a catalyst, and a cleaning agent in various chemical processes. It binds to metal ions and prevents corrosion, maintains the pH of solutions, speeds up reactions, and removes scale and rust.
The technical specifications of citric acid anhydrous:
- Appearance: white to almost white, fine powder - Assay: 99.5-100.5% on dried basis (alkalimetric) - Water: 1.0% max (Karl Fischer) - Sulfated ash: 0.02% max (600°C) - Chloride: 0.001% max - Oxalate: 0.036% max - Sulfate: 0.002% max - Lead: 0.0002% max - Iron: 0.0003% max - Phosphate: 0.001% max - Readily carbonizable substances: passes test - Identity (IR-spectrum): passes test - Water-insoluble matter: 0.005% max