Mono Sodium Citrate

Molecular Structure

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Uses of Product

It is used as a relatively strong sequestrant. It is used to prevent platelet clumping in blood samples, thus used as an anticoagulant in donated blood.

Technical Details
CAS No 18996-35-5
Mol. Formul C6H7NaO7
Mol. Weigh 214.11
Category Buffering agent, Sequestrant
Description White, granular crystals or a white, crystalline powder
Solubility Free soluble in water; practically insoluble in ethanol (95%)
Appearance of Solution 10 % w/v solution is clear and colourless
Identification 10 % w/v solution gives reactions of citrates and sodium salts
pH of 10 % solution 3.4 to 3.8
Chloride Not more than 50 PPM
Sulphates Not more than 150 PPM
Oxalate Not more than 300 PPM
Heavy metals Not more than 10 PPM
Readily carbonisable substances Should passes the test
Arsenic Not more than 0.4 %
Loss on drying Not more than 0.5 % w/w
Assay (on dry basis) Between 99.0 and 101.0 % w/w

Standard Packing: 25 KG Polywooven craft bag with double inner polyethylene bag.