LIQUINAT® - Liquid Citric Acid

Liquid Citric Acid

CAS Registry Number:

[77-92-9] - CAA [7732-1-85] - Water

Chemical Formula:

C6H8O7 + H2O



General Information

Jungbunzlauer LIQUINAT® is citric acid (E-Number E330, CAS-No. 77-92-9) in liquid form, produced by a microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate. Due to its advantages in handling, LIQUINAT® is widely used as acid and pH-control agent in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals.

LIQUINAT® is a clear, practically colourless and practically odourless solution with a pure, fruit-sour flavour. It is a stable, non-volatile solution and completely miscible in water.

LIQUINAT® is strongly acidic but non-toxic and environmentally safe. It is fully biodegradable and can be disposed with normal sewage after neutralisation according to local legislation.


LIQUINAT® is a solution of Jungbunzlauer citric acid. The used citric acid meets the requirements of the latest edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), and the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012.

  • Liquid
  • Clear and practically colourless
  • Practically odourless
  • Strongly acidic
  • Chemically and microbiologically stable
  • Non-volatile
  • Completely miscible in water
  • Non-toxic
  • Fully biodegradable

Main functions

  • pH adjuster
  • Acidifier
  • Chelating agent
  • Buffering agent
  • Flavour enhancer
  • Retarder
  • Stabiliser
  • Antioxidant

Industrial Applications

  • Adhesives, Sealants
  • Agrochemicals, Fertilisers
  • Construction
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
  • Metal Surface Treatment
  • Oil Drilling
  • Ore Mining and Refining
  • Paper
  • Plastics, Polymers
  • Textile, Leather


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters


  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Desserts, Ice Cream
  • Flavours
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Fruits, Vegetables
  • Meat, Seafood
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings


  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Medical Devices
  • OTC, Food Supplements
  • Pharmaceutical Products

Personal Care

  • Colour Cosmetics
  • Deodorants
  • Fragrances
  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products

Cleaners & Detergents

  • Dish Washing
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Laundry Care
  • Surface Care

Feed & Pet Food

  • Feed
  • Pet Food
Legal aspects