Citric Acid Monohydrate, ACS Grade

SKU
C-2763
  • CAS:5949-29-1
  • Formula:C6H8O7 • H2O
  • MW:210.14 Da
  • Appearance:White crystalline powder
  • Purity:≥99%

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Product Name Qty
Citric Acid Anhydrous
1 kg
$63.23
Citric Acid Anhydrous
5 kg
$171.96

Description

Citric acid monohydrate is a weak organic acid produced by citrus fruits. Citric acid plays a partial role in physiological oxidation of carbohydrates, proteins and fats to CO2 and H2O. Citric acid can be used to prepare a citrate buffer. Citrate has displayed anticoagulant activities via calcium chelation. As a calcium chelator, citrate can form complexes that prevent blood from clotting.

 

Applications

• Citrate buffer preparations can be used in electrophoresis of microbial enzymes
• Unmasking of antigens and epitopes
• Acidifier
• Chelating Agent

 

More Information
Alternate Name/Synonyms
Citric acid hydrate; citrate
SKU
C-2763
CAS #
5949-29-1
Chemical Name
2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid;hydrate
Chemical Formula
C6H8O7 • H2O
Molecular Weight
210.14 Da
Appearance
White crystalline powder
Purity
≥99%
Solubility
165 g in 100 mL water at 20ºC
Melting Point
135 - 152 °C
Storage Temp
Room temperature
THERAPEUTIC AREA
Not Applicable
USE
Citric Acid Monohydrate is an acidic compound from citrus fruits; as a starting point in the Krebs cycle, citrate is a key intermediate in metabolism. Citric acid is one of a series of compounds responsible for the physiological oxidation of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to carbon dioxide and water. It has been used to prepare citrate buffer for antigen retrieval of tissue samples. The citrate solution is designed to break protein cross-links, thus unmasking antigens and epitopes in formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded tissue sections, and resulting in enhanced staining intensity of antibodies. Citrate has anticoagulant activity; as a calcium chelator, it forms complexes that disrupt the tendency of blood to clot. May be used to adjust pH and as a sequestering agent for the removal of trace metals.
HAZARD CLASS
Irritant
Handling
Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and other sources of ignition (i.e., pilot lights, electric motors and static electricity). Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment. All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded. Use with local exhaust ventilation. Use personal protective equipment as required. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Certificate of Analysis 1
GHS PICTOGRAMS
Handling Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and other sources of ignition (i.e., pilot lights, electric motors and static electricity). Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment. All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded. Use with local exhaust ventilation. Use personal protective equipment as required. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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