Potassium Citrate is a salt of citric acid that is commonly used as a dietary supplement, a food additive, and a medication. The molecular formula of potassium citrate is C6H5K3O7 and its molecular weight is 258.23 g/mol. In pharmaceuticals, potassium citrate is used as an ingredient in various drugs, such as urinary alkalizers and antacids, to treat conditions like metabolic acidosis, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections. In pharmaceuticals, potassium citrate is used as an ingredient in various drugs like urinary alkalizers and antacids to treat conditions like metabolic acidosis, kidney stones and urinary tract infections. West Bengal Chemical Industries is one of the best Potassium Citrate manufactures in India provides a precise compound that can meet the requirements of all industrial bars.
Molecular Formula – C6H5K3O7,H2O
Molecular Weight – 324.4 gm/mol
CAS No – 6100-05-6
Shelf Life – 36 months
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Storage Condition – Keep Well Closed, protected against light, dry and at room temperature
Additional Info –
|1.||Description||White, granular crystals or a crystalline powder, odourless; hygroscopic.|
|2.||Appearance of solution||Solution is clear and colourless.|
|3.||Identification||Positive for Potassium & Citrate.|
|4.||Acidity or Alkalinity||NMT 0.2ml of 0.1(M) HCl or 0.1 (M) NaOH is required to change the colour of the solution.|
|5.||Arsenic||NMT 2.0 ppm.|
|6.||Heavy metals||NMT 10.0 ppm.|
|7.||Sodium||NMT 0.3% w/w.|
|8.||Chloride||NMT 100.0 ppm.|
|9.||Oxalate||NMT 300.0 ppm.|
|10.||Sulphates||NMT 150.0 ppm.|
|11.||Readily carbonisable substances||The solution is not more intensely coloured than reference solution YS2 or GYS2.|
|12.||Water||4.0% w/w – 7.0% w/w.|
|13.||Assay (On anhydrous basis)||99.0% w/w- 101.0% w/w.|
Pharmaceutical and medical uses
Regulates acid-base balance:
Potassium citrate helps regulate the body’s acid-base balance by increasing the amount of citrate in the urine. This helps neutralize the effects of excess acid in the body, improving overall health.
Prevents kidney stone formation:
Potassium citrate is effective in preventing the formation of kidney stones by increasing the amount of citrate in the urine. This makes the urine less acidic and reduces the risk of stones forming.
Treats urinary tract infections: Potassium citrate can help treat urinary tract infections by increasing the amount of citrate in the urine, which can help prevent the formation of stones in the urinary tract.
Used as a dietary supplement: Potassium citrate is commonly used as a dietary supplement, especially for individuals who have low potassium levels or need to increase their potassium intake for medical reasons.
Replaces lost electrolytes: Potassium citrate is a source of potassium, an important electrolyte, which is lost through sweat and other bodily fluids during physical activity. It is often added to sports drinks and energy supplements to help replace lost electrolytes and improve athletic performance.
Agricultural Industry uses:
Potassium citrate is used as a fertilizer component to improve plant growth and increase yield.
Water Treatment Industry uses: Potassium citrate is used as a corrosion inhibitor in boilers and cooling systems to prevent metal corrosion.
Cosmetics Industry uses: Potassium citrate is used as a pH adjuster in personal care and cosmetic products to regulate the acid-base balance.
Industrial Cleaning Industry uses: Potassium citrate is used as a cleaning agent in industrial processes to remove mineral deposits and scale buildup.
Food and Beverage Industry uses: Potassium citrate is used as a flavor enhancer and emulsifier in processed foods and beverages.
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