Magnesium citrate (3:2)
2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid; magnesium
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||451.11 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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Magnesium citrate (3:2) (3 magnesium atoms per 2 citrate molecules), also called trimagnesium dicitrate, trimagnesium citrate, or the ambiguous name magnesium citrate. The substance magnesium citrate usually has water molecules attached to it. It is a (hydrated) salt of magnesium and citric acid. It is not very soluble in water and has a bitter taste. It contains 16.2% magnesium by weight. However, it can naturally only be available as nonahydrate (with 9 molecules of water to every molecule of Magnesiumcitrate). This hydrated form will only contain 12% magnesium (the metal) on weight base.
- US patent 4959222, Karl J. Nadland et al, "Magnesium additive for nutrients, feed, and medicaments", issued 1990-Sept-25
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