Citric acid is an organic compound with the chemicalformula . It isa colourless or white crystalline particles or powder. Odourless andextremely sour. A weak organic acid. It occurs naturallyin citrus fruits. In biochemistry, it is an intermediate inthe citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism ofall aerobic organisms.
Citric Acid Monohydrate is a tricarboxylic acid found in citrus fruits. Citric acid is used as an excipient inpharmaceutical preparations due to its antioxidant properties. It maintainsstability of active ingredients and is used as a preservative.
More than twomillion tons of citric acid are manufactured every year. It is usedwidely as an acidifier, as a flavouring, and a chelating agent.