LIQUINAT® - Citric Acid Solution

Citric Acid Solution

CAS Registry Number:

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

Chemical Formula:

C6H8O7 + H2O



General Information

Jungbunzlauer LIQUINAT® is a citric acid solution (E-Number E330, CAS-No. 77-92-9), 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.


Jungbunzlauer LIQUINAT® citric acid solution 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
  • Fire protection


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • Plant-based
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters
  • Fire protection


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


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

Personal Care

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

Cleaners & Detergents

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