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Potassium citrate Manufacturers, Suppliers in Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Chemical is one of the leading Magnesium chloride Exporters, Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Producers in Nairobi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Malawi Nairobi Kenya.



Potassium citrate (also known as tripotassium citrate) is a potassium salt of citric acid with the molecular formula K3C6H5O7. It is a white, hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is odorless with a saline taste. It contains 38.28% potassium by mass. In the monohydrate form, it is highly hygroscopic and deliquescent.

As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity, and is known as E number E332. Medicinally, it may be used to control kidney stones derived from uric acid or cystine.

Potassium citrate is a citrate salt, chemical formula C6H5K3O7, molecular weight 306.39500, white, slightly hygroscopic crystalline powder.Odourless, with the taste of normal saline, easily soluble in water, gently soluble in glycerin, insoluble in alcohol, salty and cool.As stabilizer and pH buffer, etc.Can be used for all kinds of food, according to the production needs of appropriate use. Medically, it can be used to control uric acid or cystine from or in kidney stones, and to prevent hypokalemia and alkalinized urine.

Potassium citrate is rapidly absorbed when given by mouth and is excreted in the urine. Since it is an alkaline salt, it is effective in reducing the pain and frequency of urination when these are caused by highly acidic urine. It is used for this purpose in dogs and cats but is chiefly employed as a non-irritating diuretic.

Frequently used in an aqueous solution with other potassium salts, it is a wet chemical fire suppressant that is particularly useful against kitchen fires. Its alkaline pH encourages saponification to insulate the fuel from oxidizing air, and the endothermic dehydration reaction absorbs heat energy to reduce temperatures.


In food industry, potassium citrate is used as buffer, chelate agent, stabilizer, antibiotic oxidizer, emulsifier, flavor regulator. Potassium citrate is used in dairy products, jellies, jam, meat, tinned pastry. Potassium citrate also used as emulsifier in cheese. In pharmaceutical, potassium citrate is used for curing hypokalemia, potassium depletion and alkalization of urine.


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