Magnesium Citrate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Magnesium Citrate Properties

Magnesium Citrate

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Magnesium citrate, a magnesium salt of citric acid, is a chemical agent used medicinally as a saline laxative and to completely empty the bowel prior to a major surgery or colonoscopy. It is also used as a magnesium supplement in pills.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 309.6 °C
Brand Name Citromag;Citroma
CAS Number 7779-25-1
EINECS Number 231-923-9
IUPAC Name Magnesium 3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentanedioate
InChI 1S/C6H8O7.Mg/c7-3(8)1-6(13,5(11)12)2-4(9)10;/h13H,1-2H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)(H,11,12);/q;+2/p-2
Molar Mass 214.41 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H6MgO7
Synonyms 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylicacid, 2-hydroxy-, magnesium salt;Citric Acid, Magnesium Salt;Magnesium Citrate;Magnesium 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate