Sucroplast TEC FCC results from the esterification of citric acid with ethyl alcohol, presenting as a viscous, transparent liquid with a characteristic odor. Widely used in pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic applications, it serves as a solvent, diluent, and fixative for perfumes; a plasticizer and film-strengthening agent in hair spray and nail polish; a non-toxic plasticizer and humectant for cigarette filters; and an active ingredient in deodorants.

Ingredient Name: Triethyl Citrate

Chemical Name: Triethyl citrate

CAS Number: 77-93-0

Functions: Diluent, Fixative, Plasticizer, Solvent

Synonyms: Triethyl 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-Tricarboxylate

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Name
Ingredient Name
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
Food Ingredients Functions
Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Application Format
AP/Deo Applications
Fragrances & Perfume Applications
Hair Care Applications
Nail Care Applications
Main Uses
  • Sucroplast TEC FCC is widely used in pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic applications. It is used as a solvent, diluent, and fixative for perfumes, as a plasticizer and film-strengthening agent in hair spray and nail polish, as a non-toxic plasticizer and humectant for cigarette filters, and as an active ingredient in deodorants.
  • Sucroplast TEC FCC has been accepted as a food additive by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Properties

Physical Form
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity (as Citric Acid)max. 0.02% w/w-
Assay Contentmin. 99.0% w/w-
Colormax. 50APHA-
Lead Contentmax. 2mg/Kg-
Refraction Index (at 25°C)1.439 - 1.443--
Relative Density (at 25°C)1.1350 - 1.1390--
Water Contentmax. 0.25% w/w-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • USA
Packaging Information

Sucroplast TEC FCC is available in plastic containers and in bulk.

Storage & Handling

Storage and Shelf Life Conditions
  • Sucroplast TEC FCC should be stored at normal ambient conditions in sealed containers in a cool and dry place.
  • Sucroplast TEC FCC must be stored indoors in ventilated places following the Good Storage Practices.
  • Sucroplast TEC FCC estimated shelf life is 3 years when stored in its original packaging.