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Sodium Citrate, also known as trisodium citrate, Dihydrate has a wide variety of uses in industry, cleaning, and food.
It is a plant derived, natural water softener with cleaning properties too. Try it in your household cleaning, dishwasher formulation.
Sodium Citrate is an excellent choice over phosphates for environmental care PLUS it has good complexing properties. It is a non-toxic, readily biodegradable ingredient which does not promote the growth of algae like phosphates.
Trisodium citrate is able to sequester calcium and magnesium, but also iron and other metal ions, even at higher temperatures, which makes it an ideal additive for cleaning formulations.
Synonyms: Sodium citrate,Citrosodine, trisodium citrate, citric acid, trisodium salt, 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, trisodium salt, dihydrate, sodium citrate dihydrate
APPLICATIONS and Benefits of Sodium Citrate
Provides bright plate in alkaline baths by sequestering metal ions
Sequesters and buffers pH
Adjusts pH and forms metallic complexes in photo chemicals
Dispersant and improves stability in pigment slurries
Commonly used in body wash, acne treatments, bar soap, conditioners, dairy products as a an emulsifier, exfoliant scrubs, foundations, fruit fillings, liquid hand soaps, shower gels, sugar, sunscreens, moisturizing creams and lotions, and detergents.
Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.
Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.