Citric Acid Monohydrate 99%
|Heavy Metal (As Pb):||5Max||<1||PPM|
|Not darker than standard|
Citric acid is a white crystalline powder. It is also presented as colorless granules or crystals. The granules do not have a distinct smell and stay stable in the normal room temperature.
Chemical application and strengths:
- Despite being a monohydrate salt (crystallized from clod water) the salt can also crystalize in hot water to become anhydrous (water-free). This property becomes possible as it has a high melting point of 156 degrees Celsius. This property along with the ability to bond with other metal ions to form complex molecules makes it a good chelating agent for several industrial applications. Some of these applications include the removal of limescale from evaporators and boilers.
- The industrial-grade citric acidis one of the active agents in the preparation of kitchen and bathroomcleaning agents. It is a strong breach with a PH of about 3.2, which makes it a good solution of removing rust from metals such as steel as it combines with rust particles with ease. In the same line, it reacts with free ions on the surface of stainless steel to prevent further corrosion.
- Citric acid is also an alpha hydroxy acid. This property allows it to be used as an active ingredient in a number of skin products and chemical peels. It is also a good active ingredient for sterilization. This allows it to be used in the manufacture of antiviral tissues.
- The food-grade citric acid is used in the preparation of lemon pepper seasoning. Ice cream manufacturers also use it as an emulsifying agent. When used as an emulsifying agent, it prevents the separation of fats and crystallization of sucrose. It can also be used in place of fresh lemon juice in various recipes. Other uses of citric acid include food coloring and balancing the PH of alkaline dyes.