Disodium citrate

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Disodium citrate
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IUPAC name
Disodium hydrogen 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
3D model (Jmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.005.113
EC Number 205-623-3
Molar mass 236.09 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Disodium citrate, more properly, disodium hydrogen citrate, is an acid salt of citric acid with the chemical formula Na2C6H6O7. It is used as an antioxidant in food as well as to improve the effects of other antioxidants.[1] It is also used as an acidity regulator and sequestrant.[1] Typical products include gelatin, jam, sweets, ice cream, carbonated beverages, milk powder, wine, and processed cheeses.

Disodium citrate may be used in patients to alleviate discomfort from urinary tract infections.[2][medical citation needed]