pH adjuster - Citric Acid

vjayvjay Member
edited February 2014 in Formulating

Citric Acid have a two grade - One is Citric acid Anhydrous (Water Free) & Second is Citric Acid Monohydrate.

I want to know that in Personalcare Formulation development which grade we have to use and what is the logic behind them if anybody can help me.


  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Drying the citric acid so that it's water-free and then keeping it that way is more expensive, but some people find that grade useful anyway. The other grade is cheaper, and does not need to be stored air-tight.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • vjayvjay Member


    If any scientific reason are there ?


  • vjayvjay Member
    Thanks Bobzchemist
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