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Acetyl Triethyl Citrate (ATEC)

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
Colour Cosmetics
Adhesives, Sealants
Fragrances
Inks, Paints & Coatings
Hair Treatments
Metal Surface Treatments
Nail Polish
Plastics, Polymers
Pharmaceutical Products
Dishwashing Products
Industrial Cleaning
Laundry Care
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 (at 25 °C)
1.135 – 1.139
6) Refractive Index (at 25°C)
1.432 – 1.441
7) Molecular Weight
318.3
8) Flash Point
190 °C
9) Pour Point
42 °C
10) Viscosity (25 °C) mPa.s
54 mPa. s