Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade

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Laboratory Grade
Citric acid

Citric Acid is a weak organic acid that occurs naturally in citrus foods. It appears as a white crystalline solid that resembles table salt in appearance. Although Citric Acid Powder, Lab Grade has high level of purity, but is constitutes adequate level of impurities. It cannot be used in food, drugs, and medicines, and is recommended for research labs. Laboratory grade is also known as the Chemically Pure (CP) and Laboratory Reagent (LR). Lab Alley’s Citric Acid Powder, Anhydrous, Lab Grade is ideal for educational/training institutes and for everyday laboratory use.

Pure Citric Acid Powder Product Summary

More Information About Citric Acid

Citric acid appears as colorless, odorless crystals with an acid taste. Citric acid is denser than water. Citric acid is a weak organic acid that has the chemical formula C6H8O7. It occurs naturally in citrus fruits. 99% of citric acid is made via microbial fermentation. Only 1 percent is naturally derived from citrus fruit.

In biochemistry, it is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms.  Citric acid is an important metabolite in the pathway of all aerobic organisms.  Citric acid protects the brain due to its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Citric acid is linked to improved nutrient absorption, and has been tied to improved bone health.

Citric acid has a role as a food acidity regulator, a chelator, an antimicrobial agent and a fundamental metabolite. It is a conjugate acid of a citrate(1-) and a citrate anion. More than two million tons of citric acid are manufactured every year. It is used widely as an acidifier, as a flavoring and chelating agent.  A citrate is a derivative of citric acid; that is, the salts, esters, and the polyatomic anion found in solution.


Citric Acid Powder, Anhydrous, Lab Grade Features:

Assay (C6H8O7; Anhydrous Basis) 99.5-100.5%
Lead 0.5 mg/kg
Oxalate To Pass Test
Readily Carbonizable Substances To Pass Test
Residue on Ignition 0.05%
Tridodececylamine 0.1 mg/kg
Water 0.5%
  • Use Citric Acid Powder As A Food Additive
  • Use Citric Acid Powder To Make Skin Care Products
  • Use Citric Acid Powder To Make Household Cleaning Solutions
  • Use Citric Acid Powder To Make Cosmetics
  • Use Cosmetic Acid As Dietary Supplement
  • Citric Acid Powder Is Commonly Used In Laboratories And Manufacturing Operations In The United States
  • Citric Acid Powder Is An Excellent Chelating Agent
  • Citric Acid Powder Is Used To Soften Water In Laundry Detergents And Soaps

How Citric Acid Powder Is Used In Food And Drink Products In The USA

Because citric acid is one of the stronger edible acids, the dominant use of citric acid is as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks and candies. In the United States the purity requirements for citric acid as a food additive are defined by the Food Chemicals Codex, which is published by the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP). Citric acid can be added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent to keep fats from separating, to caramel to prevent sucrose crystallization, or in recipes in place of fresh lemon juice. Citric acid is used with sodium bicarbonate in a wide range of effervescent formulae, both for ingestion (e.g., powders and tablets) and for personal care (e.g., bath salts, bath bombs, and cleaning of grease). Citric acid sold in a dry powdered form is commonly sold in markets and groceries as "sour salt", due to its physical resemblance to table salt. It has use in culinary applications, as an alternative to vinegar or lemon juice, where a pure acid is needed. Citric acid can be used in food coloring to balance the pH level of a normally basic dye.

Common Uses
  • Chelating agent
  • Research labs
  • Disinfecting agent
Commercial/industrial applications
  • Laundry detergents/soaps production
  • Rust removal
Safety and Handling

Citric Acid Anhydrous has been verified to be of low concern based on experimental and modeled data. The EPA considers citric acid to be a safe chemicalCitric Acid Anhydrous has been verified to be of low concern based on experimental and modeled data.  Natural Citric Acid Powder is a safe ingredient for food, beverage, skin and cleaning products. 

People who are extremely mold or yeast sensitive or allergic/sensitive to corn, beet, or cane sugar/starches may want to avoid citric acid since these items are used in the production of citric acid.

Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Citric Acid Anhydrous Lab.

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Product Ordering Options, Prices, Bulk Sizes & Shipping

You can buy Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade for $33 online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Your packages will be shipped in 1-2 business days via UPS or LTL. Lab Alley Brand Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade is for sale in bulk sizes and is in stock. Handy individual consumer size containers for DIY projects are leak resistant. This high quality compound is made in America. It is a high purity chemical substance that is ideally suited for scientific, development, analytical, clinical, medical, research and testing applications. Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade is delivered quickly to laboratories, factories and businesses in safe chemical resistant containers. 

Manufacturing size drums, IBC totes, pallet loads and bulk industrial production scale quantities are shipped from Lab Alley's U.S.-based distribution centers by LTL freight carriers. Request a discounted wholesale price quote, here. Read customer and product reviews, here. Read return and refund policies, here. Lab Alley, founded in 2013, is a reliable Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade supplier and distributor headquartered near Austin, Texas. Lab Alley was a 2021 Inc. 5000 honoree. Email if you have questions about buying Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade. 

Download the Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade MSDS/SDS to get safety tips and health hazard information. Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade should be carefully handled, stored in a cool dry place and chemical waste should be disposed of properly and safely.

Citric Acid Powder Anhydrous Lab Grade Retail Prices, Package Sizes And Bulk Quantity Ordering Options: 100g $33, 500g $42, 2.5kg $66, 12kg $176, 25kg $358, 50lb $330.

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