|Preferred IUPAC name
Citric acid ethyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
|E number||E1505 (additional chemicals)|
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||276.283 g/mol|
|Density||1.137 g/mL at 25 °C|
|Melting point||−55 °C (−67 °F; 218 K)|
|Boiling point|| 294 °C (561 °F; 567 K) at 1 atm|
235 °C at 150 mmHg
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Triethyl citrate is an ester of citric acid. It is a colorless, odorless liquid used as a food additive (E number E1505) to stabilize foams, especially as whipping aid for egg white. It is also used in pharmaceutical coatings and plastics.
Triethyl citrate has been used as a pseudo-emulsifier in e-cigarette juices. It functions essentially like lecithin used in food products, but with the possibility of vaporization which lecithin does not have.
- Triethyl citrate at Sigma-Aldrich
- Record of Triethyl citrate in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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