Airedale Chemical Trisodium Citrate holds the chemical formula Na3C6H507 its properties include a saline, mildly tart flavour and in appearance is a white crystalline powder and holds no notable odour.As a conjugate base to citric acid Trisodium Citrate serves to buffer changes in acidity. When it is present in a solution it will require more acid than normal to change and decrease the pH of the solution. This is a useful product trait as it makes it easier to make fine adjustments to acidity.
The citrate ion in Trisodium Citrate acts as a sequestering agent, this means that the citrate ion is likely to bind with other ions that are present in the solution, particularly calcium. In cheese, the calcium ions in the casein milk protein are replaced with sodium ions. When this happens the casein changes structure and exposes both water-loving and oil-loving ends. The casein is the emulsifier, even though sodium citrate is considered an emulsifying salt.
Trisodium citrate’s sequestering abilities are important in molecular gastronomy as well. Sodium Alginate Low Acyl Gellan, Low-methoxyl Pectin and Iota Carrageenan only gel in the presence of ions such as calcium. If the liquid to be used for hydration contains natural calcium ions, it is necessary to use a sequestrant like Trisodium Citrate to bind those ions and enable proper hydration.
We can facilitate orders ranging from 25L drums and 1000L IBCs to bulk quantities. Operating as your Trisodium Citrate manufacturer and supplier, we can help to facilitate your product and market requirements. If you are looking to buy Trisodium Citrate, contact one of our team to discuss your requirements or request our Trisodium Citrate MSDS.
If you are looking for food grade trisodium citrate it is available through our sister company Rigest.