Triethyl citrate

Chemical compound:
triethyl citrate
Common name:
food additive E-1505

C12H20O7 – triethyl citrate – is an ethyl ester of citric acid. It is an oily, colorless liquid, practically odorless except for a hint of a delicate fruity aroma. It dissolves well in alcohol, ethers, and water, and is a food additive (E1505) used in the food industry to stabilize foam. However, please remember that the substances in your set are not suitable for use in food. Triethyl citrate is also used in pharmaceutical coatings and plastics.


Hazard information

This reagent is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications. Treat all reagents with caution.