Triethyl citrate

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General Information

CITROFOL® AI consists 100 % out of natural materials, citric acid and ethanol, and is used as flavour and carrier for flavours in the food industry. It is also permitted as a processing aid to whip egg whites.

In the personal care industry CITROFOL® AI is used as solvent, diluent and fixative by perfumers. It is well accepted as an active ingredient in deodorants; it inhibits the enzymatic decomposition of sweat components. CITROFOL® AI is a cosmetic raw material approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE, conform to COSMOS Standard.

In pharmaceutical applications CITROFOL® AI contributes as plasticiser to the performance of enteric-coated tablets.


CITROFOL® AI is supplied in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1000 kg net weight, in drums with 225 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content. Other packaging is possible upon request.

Jungbunzlauer CITROFOL® AI has been registered according to REACH Regulation at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in 2013.

  • Derived out of 100 % agrarian raw materials
  • Clear liquid, low viscose and odourless
  • High boiling point - low volatility
  • Excellent compatibility with polar polymers such as acrylics, vinyl resins, ethylen-vinyl acetate and cellulose derivatives

Industrial Applications

  • Adhesives, Sealants
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
  • Metal Surface Treatment
  • Paper
  • Plastics, Polymers
  • Fire protection


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Fire protection

Personal Care



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COSMOS approval


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