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Triethyl Citrate Properties

Triethyl Citrate

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Triethyl citrate is an ester of citric acid. It is a colorless, odorless liquid used as a food additive to stabilize foams, especially as whipping aid for egg white. It is also used in pharmaceutical coatings and plastics.Triethyl citrate is also used as a plasticizer for polyvinylchloride and similar plastics.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear Liquid
Boiling Point 294 °C
CAS Number 77-93-0
Chemical Composition Citrazinic acid;1-Propene-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid, monoethyl ester
Density 1.177 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-070-7
IUPAC Name triethyl 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
InChI 1S/C12H20O7/c1-4-17-9(13)7-12(16,11(15)19-6-3)8-10(14)18-5-2/h16H,4-8H2,1-3H3
Melting Point -46 °C
Molar Mass 276.120 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H20O7
RTECS Number GE8050000
Refractive 1.461 n/D
Solubility Sparingly Soluble
Synonyms 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic Acid, 2-Hydroxy-,Triethyl Ester;Triethyl 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylatetriethyl 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-Tricarboxylate;Triethyl Citrate;Triethyl-2-Hydroxypropan-1,2,3-Tricarboxylat;1,2,3-Triethyl 2-Hydroxypropane-1,2,3-Tricarboxylate;Citric Acid Ethyl Ester