General Information

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
Face Care Flavours
Body Care Carbonated Soft Drinks
Sun Care Sport and Energy Drinks
Deodorants Metal Surfaces Treatment
Colour Cosmetics Feeds & Pet Food
Hair Treatments
Nail Care


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
7) Molecular Weight 276.3
8) Flash Point 155 °C
9) Pour Point °C 45.5 °C
10) Viscosity (at 25 °C) 35 mPa. s