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Triethyl citrate


Ethyl citrate
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vapor density

9.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 107 °C)



refractive index

n20/D 1.442 (lit.)


235 °C/150 mmHg (lit.)


peanut oil: soluble 0.8%
H2O: soluble ~6.9%
alcohol: miscible
diethyl ether: miscible


1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Triethyl citrate is an eco-friendly plasticizer used in fabrication of green nanocomposites from cellulose acetate. It is added as plasticizer in the blend of poly(lactic acid) and starch in the presence of methylenediphenyl diisocyanate.


Triethyl citrate was used for dye entrapment to prepare emission membrane filters for contact fluorescence imaging. It was used as plasticizer during coating of the HPMC caps and bodies with Aqoat AS-HF.

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Thermal and mechanical properties of poly (lactic acid)/starch/methylenediphenyl diisocyanate blending with triethyl citrate.
Ke T and Sun XS.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 88(13), 2947-2955 (2003)
Emilia Entcheva et al.
IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, 51(2), 333-341 (2004-02-10)
Tracking spatial and temporal determinants of cardiac arrhythmogenesis at the cellular level presents challenges to the optical mapping techniques employed. In this paper, we describe a compact system combining two nontraditional low-cost solutions for excitation light sources and emission filters...
Hwan-Man Park et al.
Biomacromolecules, 5(6), 2281-2288 (2004-11-09)
"Green" nanocomposites have been successfully fabricated from cellulose acetate (CA) powder, eco-friendly triethyl citrate (TEC) plasticizer and organically modified clay. The effect of the amount of plasticizer varying from 15 to 40 wt % on the performance of the nanocomposites...
Nathalie Huyghebaert et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 21(5), 617-623 (2004-04-07)
The aim of this study was to develop an alternative method for enteric coating of HPMC capsules that avoids the sealing step before coating, resulting in ready-to-use enteric-coated capsules for the use in retail or hospital pharmacy or R&D sections...
S Monfort et al.
International journal of food microbiology, 145(2-3), 476-482 (2011-02-19)
This paper is an evaluation of the lethal effectiveness of a successive application of pulsed electric fields (PEFs) and heat treatment in liquid whole egg (LWE) in the presence of different additives on the population of Salmonella serovar Enteritidis. Synergistic...

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