Triethyl Citrate (TEC) is a naturally sourced and versatile active ingredient with excellent skincare and deodorising properties, making it ideal for deodorants, anti-perspirants, emollients, nail polish, and many other many personal care products.
It consists 100% of natural materials – citric acid and ethanol – and is used as an ideal carrier for flavours in the food industry. It is also permitted as a processing aid to whip egg whites.
In the personal care applicaton, TEC can be used as a solvent, diluent and fixative. It is also a preferred active ingredient in deodorants formulations as it inhibits the enzymatic decomposition of sweat components.
|Cosmetics and Personal Care||Food & Beverages|
|Body Care||Carbonated Soft Drinks|
|Sun Care||Sport and Energy Drinks|
|Deodorants||Metal Surfaces Treatment|
|Colour Cosmetics||Feeds & Pet Food|
|1)||Assay (GC)||99.0 % min.|
|2)||Acidity (as Citric Acid )||0.02 % max.|
|3)||Colour (APHA)||50 max.|
|4)||Water Content (w/w)||0.25 % max.|
|5)||Specific Gravity (at 25 °C)||1.135 - 1.139|
|6)||Refractive Index (at 20°C)||1.439 - 1.445|
|8)||Flash Point||155 °C|
|9)||Pour Point °C||45.5 °C|
|10)||Viscosity (at 25 °C)||35 mPa. s|