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Compound Summary for: CID 311

Citric Acid

Also known as: Citro; 77-92-9; citrate; Aciletten; Citretten; Citric acid, anhydrous; Anhydrous citric acid; 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
Molecular Formula: C6H8O7   Molecular Weight: 192.12352   InChIKey: KRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A key intermediate in metabolism. It is an acid compound found in citrus fruits. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability.   From: MeSH
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