Zinc Citrate

Zinc Citrate is a chemical compound that consists of Zinc, Citric Acid, and water. This API is used as an active ingredient in dietary supplements and oral care products for its nutritional benefits and anti-bacterial properties. The most significance element Zinc (Zn) acts as an antioxidant and boosts up the immunity system. The chemical formula for Zinc Citrate is C12H8O14Zn3 and its molecular weight is 527.49 g/mol. It is a white, crystalline powder that is soluble in water. There is no doubt that West Bengal Chemical Industries Limited or WBCIL is one of the top Zinc citrate manufacturers in India for last 60 years. Zinc citrate is a high-zinc alternative with improved sensory characteristics in syrups, but limited human absorption information. It has limited solubility in water.

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Molecular Formula –  C12H10O14Zn3

Molecular Weight –  574.338 gm/mol

CAS No –  546-46-3

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 Odourless, white to off white granular powder.
2. Identification Positive for Zinc & Citrates.
3. Loss on Drying(at 105˚C for 2 hours) NMT 1.0% w/w.
4. Sulphate NMT 0.05% w/w.
5. Chloride NMT 0.05% w/w.
6. Lead NMT 10.0 ppm.
7. Cadmium NMT 5.0 ppm.
8. Arsenic NMT 3.0 ppm.
9. Assay (as Zinc)(On Dried Basis) NLT 31.3% w/w.
10. Total Microbial Count NMT 1000 cfu/gm.
11. Total combined yeasts & moulds NMT 100 cfu/gm.
12. E. coli Absent/gm.
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Gum health benefits of a silica based fluoride toothpaste containing zinc citrate, potassium citrate, hydroxyapatite and vitamin E acetate

open archive Aims: To demonstrate the effective delivery to gingival tissues of the gum health actives zinc citrate and vitamin E acetate from a new silica based fluoride toothpaste and to confirm the clinical efficacy of the full formulation in...

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Zinc Absorption by Young Adults from Supplemental Zinc Citrate Is Comparable with That from Zinc Gluconate and Higher than from Zinc Oxide1, 2, 3

Abstract The water-soluble zinc salts gluconate, sulfate, and acetate are commonly used as supplements in tablet or syrup form to prevent zinc deficiency and to treat diarrhea in children in combination with oral rehydration. Zinc citrate is an alternative compound...

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Zinc citrate/Triclosan: a new anti-plaque system for the control of plaque and the prevention of gingivitis: short-term clinical and mode of action studies

Abstract A dentifrice based upon the additive anti-plaque effects of zinc citrate and Triclosan has been developed and optimised for clinical activity. In 16-h and 4-day plaque growth inhibition studies, zinc citrate/Triclosan inhibited plaque accumulation significantly more than either agent...

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