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Triethyl citrate

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≥98.0% (GC)

Ethyl citrate
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vapor density

9.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 107 °C)


≥98.0% (GC)



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n20/D 1.442 (lit.)


235 °C/150 mmHg (lit.)


1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Triethyl citrate is a safe direct food additive.
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Triethyl citrate was used as a plasticizer in the study of the feasibility of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy in determining the influence of plasticizer levels and sintering temperature on the breaking force of extended-release matrix tablets prepared by roller-compaction.


1 L in glass bottle
250 mL in glass bottle

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

311.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

155 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Monice M Fiume et al.
International journal of toxicology, 33(2 suppl), 16S-46S (2014-05-28)
The CIR Expert Panel (Panel) assessed the safety of citric acid, 12 inorganic citrate salts, and 20 alkyl citrate esters as used in cosmetics, concluding that these ingredients are safe in the present practices of use and concentration. Citric acid
Vivek S Dave et al.
Drug development and industrial pharmacy, 41(6), 898-905 (2014-05-03)
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for the determination of the influence of sintering temperature and plasticizer levels on the breaking force of extended-release matrix tablets prepared via roller-compaction. Six formulations using
Gavin P Andrews et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 69(1), 264-273 (2008-01-01)
The aim of this highly novel study was to use hot-melt extrusion technology as an alternative process to enteric coating. In so doing, oral dosage forms displaying enteric properties may be produced in a continuous, rapid process, providing significant advantages
Kakuyou Ogawa et al.
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 37(9), 1559-1563 (2014-09-02)
Zerumbone 1 is an 11-membered cyclic sesquiterpene obtained from the rhizomes of Zingiber zerumbet SMITH (Zingiberaceae). In this study, we investigated the structure-activity relationship of 1, α-humulene (2), tetrahydrozerumbone stereoisomers (3-5), and tetrahydrozerumbone derivatives (6-9). The oxygen-containing functional groups and
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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