Trimagnesium Citrate

CAS Registry Number: [3344-18-1] - Anhydrous
Chemical Formula: (C6H5O7)2Mg3
E-Number: n.a.

CAS Registry Number: [153531-96-5] - Nonahydrate
Chemical Formula: (C6H5O7)2Mg3 · 9H2O
E-Number: n.a.

General Information

Trimagnesium Citrates are produced by complete neutralization of citric acid with a high purity magnesium source, subsequent precipitation and dehydration. The two commonly available forms are trimagnesium citrate anhydrous and trimagnesium citrate nonahydrate. In some countries such as USA, trimagnesium citrate is simply denominated magnesium citrate.

Trimagnesium citrate is mainly used as mineral source in food supplements, foods for particular nutritional purposes, and pharmaceutical preparations. Comparable to other magnesium salts, it shows a laxative effect at higher dosage levels.

Magnesium citrates are organic mineral sources and are preferred in many applications to inorganic sources because of their superior bioavailability and physiological compatibility.

Trimagnesium citrate anhydrous has the highest magnesium content (16 %) among the organic magnesium sources commonly used, the magnesium content of the nonahydrate is 12 %.


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