Ammonium citrate is a white crystalline powder, deliquescent and soluble in water. Has a salty-sour flavor characteristic. Obtained by complete neutralization of citric acid with sodium of high purity and subsequent crystallization. Formula: Na3C6H5O7 * 2H2O
Ammonium citrate is used in the electronics industry, medicine and pharmacy; used in analytical chemistry for determining ammonium ions; widely used in the food industry as a preservative and flavoring, particularly in the manufacture of soft drinks. Can be used as a buffer compound prevents change of acidity.
Ammonium citrate refers to harmless substances, but can cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract.