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Triethyl citrate

≥99%, FCC, FG

Ethyl citrate
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Quality Level

biological source





meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 175.300
FDA 21 CFR 175.320
FDA 21 CFR 181.27
FDA 21 CFR 184.1911

vapor density

9.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 107 °C)



refractive index

n20/D 1.442 (lit.)


235 °C/150 mmHg (lit.)


1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


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food allergen

no known allergens

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General description

Triethyl citrate can be used as a plasticizer and sequestrant in the food industry.


1 kg in poly bottle
10, 25 kg in poly drum

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

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. What amount is there in the SAMPLE size of Product W308307, Triethyl citrate?

    Sample package size contains 10 grams.

  6. How do I reconstitute Product W308307, Triethyl citrate?

    You can reconstitute Triethyl citrate in water at a concentration of 65 g/l. (27500 product pink database)

  7. What grade is Product W308307, Triethyl citrate, and how do I get the Certificates on this product?

    The product W308307 is classified under the following grades: Food grade (FG), FCC, HALAL, Kosher and NI grade. The Certificates are available from our website or contact or call 1-800-325-5832.

  8. What is the meaning of FCC?

    FCC refers to Food Chemical Codex. To products of this category testings done are based on the Government Food Grade products guidelines.(F&F group).

  9. Is there any alcohol present in Product W308307, Triethyl citrate?

    The final product will have alcohol present. It will be less than 0.05 wt %. (ipi)

  10. What is the form of Product W308307, Triethyl citrate, liquid or solid? How can I find that?

    The product W308307 is in a liquid form and this information is found in the specification sheet.

  11. How do I convert the solid unit package to liquid volume for Product W308307, Triethyl citrate?

    If you divide the package size by the density of Triethyl citrate (1.14 g/ml), you can get the volume amount in that package. Example: 1000 gm/1.14 g/ml which is 877.19 ml.

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The influence of antiretroviral drugs and plasticizers on the rheological and thermal characteristics of ethyl cellulose formulations intended for hot melt extrusion has been investigated. Antiretroviral drugs used were zidovudine and lamivudine, whilst plasticizers included triethylcitrate (TEC) and polyethylene glycol
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