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Citric Acid

Test Specification...BP
Character It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder, colorless crystals or granules, efflorescent.
Identification

Test(A)

Test(B)

Test(C)

Test(D)

Test(E)

(a)Specified Test. The solution is strongly acidic.

(b)Infrared Absorption spectrophotometry

(c)Specified Test. A red color develops.

(d)Specified Test. A white precipitate is formed.

(e)It complies with water.

Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%)
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless or not more intensely colored than reference solution Y7, BY7or GY7
Readily Carbonisable Substances Specified Test.
Oxalic Acid Not more than 360ppm, calculated as anhydrous oxalic acid.
Sulfate Not more than 150ppm
Heavy Metals Not more than 10ppm
Water Between 7.5% to 9.0%
Sulfated Ash Not more than 0.1%
Assay Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5% (anhydrous substances)
Test Specification...IP
Appearance Colorless crystals or a white powder; slightly hygroscopic in moist dry air.
Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution
Arsenic Maximum 1ppm
Barium Specified Test
Calcium Maximum 200ppm
Heavy metals Maximum 10ppm
Iron Maximum 50ppm
Chlorides Maximum 50ppm
Sulphates Maximum 150ppm
Oxalic acid Passes test
Readily carbonizable substances Passes test
Sulphated ash Maximum 0.1%
Water Maximum 1%
Assay Not less than 99% and not more than 101%
Test Specification...USP
Appearance White almost white, crystalline powder, colorless crystal or granules efflorescent
Solubility Very Soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%)
Clarity of solution The solution has the same clarity as that of water
Color of solution The solution is not more intensely colored than the standard solution or water.
Bacterial endotoxins Passes test
Sterility Passes test
Water Maximum 1%
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.1%
Readily carbonizable substances Passes test
Sulphate Maximum 0.015%
Heavy metals Maximum 0.001%
Oxalic acid Maximum 0.036%
Aluminium Maximum 0.2 micro-gm per gm
Oragnic volatile impurities Passes test
Residual solvents Passes test
Assay Not less than 99.5% and not more than 100.5%

Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

Other
GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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