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Triethyl Citrate (TEC)

General Information

Triethyl Citrate (TEC) is a naturally sourced and versatile active ingredient with excellent skincare and deodorising properties, making it ideal for deodorants, anti-perspirants, emollients, nail polish, and many other many personal care products.

It consists 100% of natural materials – citric acid and ethanol – and is used as an ideal carrier for flavours in the food industry. It is also permitted as a processing aid to whip egg whites.

In the personal care applicaton, TEC can be used as a solvent, diluent and fixative. It is also a preferred active ingredient in deodorants formulations as it inhibits the enzymatic decomposition of sweat components.

Applications

 Cosmetics and Personal Care  Food & Beverages
Face Care
Flavours
Body Care
Carbonated Soft Drinks
Sun Care
Sport and Energy Drinks
Deodorants
Metal Surfaces Treatment
Colour Cosmetics
Feeds & Pet Food
Fragrances
Hair Treatments
Nail 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)
0.25 % max.
5) Specific Gravity (at 25 °C)
1.135 - 1.139
6) Refractive Index (at 20°C)
1.439 - 1.445
7) Molecular Weight
276.3
8) Flash Point
155 °C
9) Pour Point °C
45.5 °C
10)Viscosity (at 25 °C)
35 mPa. s