CAS Number: 68-04-2 / 6132-04-3 (Dihidrate)
6858-44-2 (Pentahydrate)

E-Number: E331

EC Number: 200-675-3

Mol. Formula: NA3C6H5O7

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Trisodium Citrate

What is Trisodium Citrate?

Tri-Sodium Citrate, a.k.a. sodium citrate, is a compound derived from citric acid and sodium hydroxide. A highly soluble, white crystalline powder or granule, it is a commonly used acidulant in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors throughout the entirety of the UK. Its most typical use is as a pH regulator, preservative and a tart taste in a range of mass-produced products.

The manufacture of Tri Sodium Citrate involves neutralizing Citric Acid with sodium hydroxide. This reaction gives rise to Trisodium Citrate. The "raw" Trisodium Citrate is processed, purified, and dried to obtain the desired form, quality and mesh size.

The primary source for sodium citrate are vegetables, with the fermentation of molasses or other sugar stocks. Many citric acid manufacturers also produce Tri Sodium Citrate because of this process. It's versatility and broad demand in various industries make Tri Sodium Citrate a powerful tool in the UK's ingredient market.

Trisodium Citrate finds widespread applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and industrial sectors. In the food industry, it is an acidity regulator, emulsifier, and preservative in various products. These products include carbonated drinks, sauces, dairy products and processed meats, to name a few. Trisodium Citrate helps maintain the pH balance, enhance flavour, and extend the shelf life of these food items. In the beverage industry, Trisodium Citrate is a buffering agent and stabilizer in soft drinks, energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages. Its ability to regulate acidity levels and prevent pH fluctuations contributes to maintaining the desired taste and stability of the drinks that use it.

In the pharmaceutical industry, Trisodium Citrate serves as a pharmaceutical excipient, used as a pH adjuster, chelating agent, and solubility enhancer in various oral medications, syrups, and effervescent tablets. It helps improve drug stability, enhance bioavailability, and ensure proper dissolution. In the cosmetic industry, Trisodium Citrate is a pH adjuster and chelating agent in skincare products, hair care products, and personal care items. It helps maintain the desired pH levels and improves the stability and effectiveness of formulations. Industrial businesses use Trisodium Citrate as a cleaning agent, water treatment chemical, and metal chelating agent. Its ability to remove metal ions and prevent scale formation makes it valuable in industrial cleaning and water treatment applications.

Trisodium Citrate at Kilo Ltd.

At Kilo, our core values revolve around providing top-quality products at competitive prices. That's why we make sure to stock Tri-Sodium Citrate among our extensive range of products. Tri-Sodium Citrate has a wide range of applications and is an essential item to have in your inventory. As a leading supplier in the UK and Ireland, we take pride in offering high-quality Tri-Sodium Citrate from reputable manufacturers to businesses across various industries.

We have established strong relationships with our manufacturing sources, allowing us to ensure the highest standards of quality and suitability for our customers. Our customer-centric approach focuses on delivering exceptional service and competitive pricing. As experienced traders and suppliers of Tri-Sodium Citrate, we continually strive to improve and enhance our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Whether you need more information, pricing details, or anything in between, our dedicated team at Kilo is always here to assist you. You can reach us by phone at 01384 293 222 or conveniently contact us via email using the buttons provided on this page. Experience the difference with Kilo and discover how we can support your Tri-Sodium Citrate requirements today.

Industry Applications

Foods | Cereals, Bakeries, Desserts, Flavourings, Meats, Sauces, Seasonings, Ready Meals
Beverage | Alcoholic Drinks, Soft Drinks, Syrups, Sports Drinks
Pharmaceutical | Food Supplements, Over the Counter Medicines
Industrial | Industrial Cleaners, Surface Care

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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.