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General Information

A versatile citric acid ester 

Pharmacologically safe for use in popular products serving the medical, pharmaceutical, food, and other contact-based sectors 

In pharmaceutical applications, it contributes as a plasticiser to the performance of enteric-coated tablets 

Besides good plasticising, it also provides excellent lightfastness for personal care applications like nail lacquer


Applications

 Personal & Health care: Industrial Applications, Cleaners & Detergents
 
  1. Colour Cosmetics
  2. Fragrances
  3. Hair Treatments
  4. Nail Polish
  5. Pharmaceutical Products
 
  1. Adhesives, Sealants
  2. Inks, Paints & Coatings
  3. Metal Surface Treatments
  4. Plastics, Polymers
  5. Dishwashing Products
  6. Industrial Cleaning
  7. Laundry Care
  8. Surface Care



Properties

1) Assay (GC)

99.0 % min.

2) Acidity (as Citric Acid )

0.02 % max.

3) Colour (APHA)

50 max.

4) Water Content (w/w)

0.30 % max.

5) Specific Gravity @25 oC

1.135 – 1.139

6) Refractive Index @25 oC

1.432 – 1.441

7) Molecular Weight

318.3

8) Flash Point oC

190

9) Pour Point oC

-42

10) Viscosity (25 oC) mPa.s

54

Download

Acetyl Triethyl Citrate (ATEC) Technical Datasheet