Triammonium citrate (C6H17N3O7), is an inorganic salt that contains 3 carboxyl groups .this component is a crystalline solid powder and it is miscible in water.
This salt which is also known as Ammonium Citrate Tribasic is greatly used in food additives, titration, corrosion inhibitors, and anti-scaling agents, plating agents, and surface treating agents.
it is also used in blood banks for the preservation of blood in blood collection tubes. Also, it is used as an antacid, prior to anesthesia, to reduce the risk associated with cesarean section procedure.
it can be applied as a complexing agent in the electroplating industry and is also used for metal surface cleaning.
Ammonium citrate tribasic is widely utilized as an emulsifier in the food industry. Since it has a conjugate base of a weak acid, it can works as a buffering agent, maintaining a pH range of between 6.5 and 7 in solution in this industry.
It is used in the medical and electronics industries as an auxiliary infiltration agent.
Physical and Chemical properties
In the table below some of the chemical and physical properties of this product are mentioned. all data that is mentioned in this table is gathered from the Wikipedia website:
Triammonium Citrate Packing
packing of chemicals is one of the most important factors in the transportation segment. below, there is a Shanghai Chemex group project for Titania in China. the common packing for this chemical is 25 Kg bags as you can see below:
Applications of Triammonium citrate
Citrate chelating agents, first use for surface cleaning paintings in the 1980s, and they are now used in many industrial applications. Citrate solutions have been shown to eliminate dirt that includes inorganic, special chemicals, and organic material. in a report of a varnished painting, a 2% weight/volume (w/v) tri ammonium citrate solution (TAC) was found to omit the residual dirt left behind after cleaning with conventional aqueous solutions.
enlarging the request for this product in the food and beverage industry due to increasing demand for emulsifiers and preservatives is primarily driving the growth of the global market. Furthermore, it is also used as an ingredient in ready-to-drink beverages and other commercial beverage mixtures, which is further fueling the growth of the global triammonium citrate market. Moreover, the increasing demand for triammonium citrate in bakery and confectionery products such as chocolates, etc. is also fueling the growth of the global triammonium citrate market.
Increasing uses of this component in pharmaceuticals is also catalyzing the growth of its global market as it functions as an acidity regulator. Moreover, the increasing demand for this material in cosmetics products owing to emulsifiers is further fueling the growth of the global market. Citrate salts are of valuable importance in industries like medicines, biosensors, optics, cosmetics and play a significant role in various metabolic processes. That being so, hundreds of investigations are done on citrate salts, including triammonium citrate, as the aqueous electrolyte solutions.
It also acts as a chelating agent for the metal ions and helps to break up the particles into smaller pieces or encourages them to disperse As a part of the investigation on the treatment of low-level radioactive wastewater using supported liquid membranes, a method for stabilizing a supported liquid membrane (SLM), aqueous Ce (III) solutions containing sodium nitrate and nitric acid were used as the simulated low-level radioactive wastewater. The strip solutions were aqueous solutions of chelating agents such as triammonium citrate and trisodium citrate.