Sodium Citrate I.P./B.P./USP

Sodium citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid. It has a sour taste similar to citric acid, and is salty as well. It is often used as a food preservative, and as a flavoring in the food industry. In the pharmaceutical industry it is used to control pH. It is also used as a pharmaceutical aid and as a food additive in Dairy Industries which cater in Cheese Manufacturing and Beverages. It is also a water treatment chemical and as a Laboratory Reagent.  It is found in gelatin mix, ice-cream, jams, sweets, milk powder, processed cheeses, carbonated beverages, and wine

It has a shelf life of 5 Years.

Pack Size – 25 Kgs

Packing Type – Bag Pack


Tests Specifications
Description White, granular crystal or white crystalline
powder; odorless; slightly deliquescent in moist
a. Reaction of Sodium Salt
b. Reaction of Citrates
a. A dense white ppt form
b. A white ppt soluble in 6 M acetic acid is
Solubility Freely soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol  (95%) and in water
Appearance of Solution Solution is clear and colorless
Acidity or Alkalinity NMT 0.5 ml of 0.05 sulphuric acid or 0.05M NaOH
is required.
Arsenic 2 PPM Max
Heavy Metals 10 PPM Max
PH value 6.0 - 9.0
Chlorides 100 PPM Max
Oxalates 300 PPM Max
Sulphate 150 PPM Max
Tartrates No crystalline ppt is form
Readily Carbonisable Substance The solution is not more intensely colored then
reference solution YS2 or GSY2
Water 11.0 to 13.0%
Assay 99.0% to 101%