Commercial Citric Acid

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Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid is produced through submerged fermentation of glucose sources obtained from sugar cane with a selected strain of Aspergillus niger. It appears as translucent or white crystal powder. Manufactured with non-allergenic ingredients, non-genetically modified organisms, and non-organic volatile solvents or substances, citric acid anhydrous is odorless or has a slight maple odor, possessing a strongly acidic taste and slight deliquescence in moist environments.

Ingredient Name: Citric Acid, Anhydrous

Chemical Name: Citric Acid, Anhydrous

CAS Number: 77-92-9

Functions: API Intermediate, Buffers & pH Stabilizer, Buffers & pH Stabilizer, Flavoring Agent, Intermediate, Preservative, Softener

Chemical Family: Organic Acids

Synonyms: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxyic acid, 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-Hydroxypropan-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid, 3-Carboxy-3-hydroxy-pentanedioic acid, 3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioic acid, 3-Hydroxy-3-carboxy-1,5-pentanedioic acid, 3-Hydroxy-pentane-1,3-5-trioic acid, Citric acid, Citric acid monoglyceride, E 330, INS 330, Monoglyceride citrate, NSC 112226

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Name
Agrochemical Functions
Base Chemicals Functions
Molecular formula

Features & Benefits

Agrochemicals Features
Food Ingredients Features

Applications & Uses

Food & Nutrition Applications
Main Uses
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid can be used for pharmaceutical, food and beverages as a Generally Recognized as safe ingredient (GRAS) additive f or flavor and preservation purposes.
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid is used as component in medicines, in technical applications as a water softener, buffer, and as an intermediate in production of organic chemicals.
  • The applications for Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid range from pharmaceutical industry to the petroleum and agriculture industries.
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid is considered a safe renewable ingredient whose properties provide effective substitute for other, synthetic chemicals.


White crystal or powder
Odorless. slight maple - lactone odor
Strong acid taste
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Bulk Density (Extra-fine)513Kg/m³-
Bulk Density (Fine)865Kg/m³-
Bulk Density (Granular)897Kg/m³-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Arsenic Content*max. 1.0mg/Kg-
Assay (as C₆H₈O₇ anhydrous)99.5 - 100.5% w/w-
Calcium Content*max. 75mg/Kg-
Clarity of Solution (solution 40 %w/v)max. 3.0NTU-
Color (solution 40 %w/v, 420 nm)min. 99.0% T-
Heavy Metals Contentmax. 5.0mg/Kg-
Iron (sol 40% w/v, 670 nm)*max. 5.0mg/Kg-
Lead Content*max. 0.5mg/Kg-
Mercury Content*max. 1.0mg/Kg-
Molecular Weight192.13g/mol-
Residue on Ignition*max. 0.05% w/w-
Sulphate Contentmax. 150mg/Kg-
Tridodecylaminemax. 0.1mg/Kg-
Water Contentmax. 0.5% w/wKarl Fischer
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Ethanol (at 25°C)38.3g/100g-
Water Content (at 20°C)58g/100g-
Ether (at 25°C)1.05g/100g-
Particle Size Distribution
Product Sieve


Extra fine Under Sieve ASTM E-11 N°60 (Mesh 250 μm) Max. 35 %
Through Sieve ASTM E-11 N°200 (Mesh 75 μm) Max. 25 %
Fine Under Sieve ASTM E-11 N°30 (Mesh 600 μm) Max. 1 %
Through Sieve ASTM E-11 N°100 (Mesh 150 μm) Max. 5 %
Granular A Under Sieve ASTM E-11 N°20 (Mesh 850 μm) Max. 20 %
Through Sieve ASTM E-11 N°50 (Mesh 300 μm) Max. 10 %
Granular Under Sieve ASTM E-11 N°14 (Mesh 1400 μm) Max. 5 %
Through Sieve ASTM E-11 N°50 (Mesh 300 μm) Max. 10 %
Mixed Under Sieve ASTM E-11 N°10 (Mesh 2000 μm) Max. 10 %
Through Sieve ASTM E-11 N°20 (Mesh 850 μm) Max. 20 %
Solution grade

Blend of different particle sizes (particle size is not tested)


** No potential substances present in process.

* Tested according to Skip-lot sampling model

Regulatory & Compliance

Chemical Inventories

Safety & Health

Safety Data
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid can be irritant in contact with eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
  • Use personal protective equipment: respiratory protection, gloves, and safety glasses.
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid should be handled in ventilated and explosion proof equipment. 

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • USA
Packaging Information

Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid is available in following references 25 kg, 50 lb, 500 kg and 1000 kg.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
3 years
Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid may be stored at room conditions at less than 30 °C and a relative humidity below 70%.
  • Shelf life is 3 years if kept it in their original packaging and following good storage practices (GSP).
  • Sucroal Commercial Citric Acid should be stored on dry pallets in roofed and well-ventilated areas.
  • A long period of storage is recommended to keep the product at less than 20 °C and a relative humidity below 50%.
  • Avoid high humidity, high temperatures and direct or indirect sunlight over the product during transportation or storage.