W308307 Sigma-Aldrich

Triethyl citrate

≥99%, FCC, FG

Synonym: Ethyl citrate

  • CAS Number 77-93-0

  • Linear Formula HOC(COOC2H5)(CH2COOC2H5)2

  • Molecular Weight 276.28

  •  FEMA Number 3083

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1801199

  •  EC Number 201-070-7

  •  Council of Europe no. 11762

  •  MDL number MFCD00009201

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901458

  •  Flavis number 9.512

  •  NACRES NA.21



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Flavors and Fragrances, Halal Certified Products, Kosher Certified Products,
Quality Level   400
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
Agency/Method   meets purity specifications of JECFA
reg. compliance   FCC
  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)
assay   ≥99%
refractive index   n20/D 1.442 (lit.)
bp   235 °C/150 mmHg (lit.)
density   1.14 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   odorless
food allergen   no known allergens
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


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

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
311.0 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
155 °C - closed cup

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.
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.
What amount is there in the SAMPLE size of Product W308307, Triethyl citrate?
Sample package size contains 10 grams.
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)
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 or call 1-800-325-5832.
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).
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)
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.
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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