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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:19:33 UTC
Update Date2020-06-04 21:51:30 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0000094
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB00094
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCitric acid
DescriptionCitric acid, also known as citrate or citronensaeure, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tricarboxylic acids and derivatives. These are carboxylic acids containing exactly three carboxyl groups. Citric acid exists as a solid, possibly soluble (in water), and an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa) molecule. Citric acid exists in all living species, ranging from bacteria to humans. Citric acid is a potentially toxic compound.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acidChEBI
2-Hydroxytricarballylic acidChEBI
3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioic acidChEBI
CitronensaeureChEBI
e330ChEBI
H3CitChEBI
Anhydrous citric acidKegg
Citric acid anhydrousKegg
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylateGenerator
2-HydroxytricarballylateGenerator
3-Carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioateGenerator
Anhydrous citrateGenerator
Citrate anhydrousGenerator
CitrateGenerator
AcilettenHMDB
beta-HydroxytricarballylateHMDB
beta-Hydroxytricarballylic acidHMDB
ChemfillHMDB
CitracleanHMDB
CitrettenHMDB
CitroHMDB
e 330HMDB
Hydrocerol aHMDB
Kyselina citronovaHMDB
Suby gHMDB
Uro-trainerHMDB
Acid monohydrate, citricHMDB
Monohydrate, citric acidHMDB
Citric acid, anhydrousHMDB
Citric acid monohydrateHMDB
Uralyt uHMDB
Chemical FormulaC6H8O7
Average Molecular Weight192.1235
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight192.02700261
IUPAC NameNot Available
Traditional NameNot Available
CAS Registry Number77-92-9
SMILESNot Available
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C6H8O7/c7-3(8)1-6(13,5(11)12)2-4(9)10/h13H,1-2H2,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)(H,11,12)
InChI KeyKRKNYBCHXYNGOX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tricarboxylic acids and derivatives. These are carboxylic acids containing exactly three carboxyl groups.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassTricarboxylic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentTricarboxylic acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Tricarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point153 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility592 mg/mLNot Available
LogP-1.64AVDEEF,A (1997)
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected and Quantified8180 uM details
Detected and Quantified8380 uM details
Detected and Quantified9110 uM details
Detected and Quantified6620 - 12900 uM details
Detected and Quantified3719 - 5776 uM details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable
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Detected and Quantified8432 +/- 260 uM details
Detected and Quantified9004 +/- 469 uM details
Detected and Quantified9109 +/- 260 uM details
Detected and Quantified9317 +/- 156 uM details
Detected and Quantified9681 +/- 156 uM details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
Detected and Quantified3026 - 9854 uM details
Detected and Quantified3692 - 7435 uM details
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable
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Detected and Quantified5099 +/- 409 uM details
Detected and Quantified5219 +/- 168 uM details
Detected and Quantified4793 +/- 260 uM details
Detected and Quantified5808 +/- 643 uM details
Detected and Quantified4602 +/- 618 uM details
Detected and Quantified4453 +/- 226 uM details
Detected and Quantified4595 +/- 448 uM details
HMDB IDHMDB0000094
DrugBank IDDB04272
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB030735
KNApSAcK IDC00007619
Chemspider ID305
KEGG Compound IDC00158
BioCyc IDCIT
BiGG ID34080
Wikipedia LinkCitric_Acid
METLIN ID124
PubChem Compound311
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID30769
References
Synthesis ReferenceEvans, D. W. S. Hydrolysis of ethyl methylenecitrate [5,5-bis(ethoxycarbonylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-4-one] and an attempted synthesis of agaric acid. Journal of the Chemical Society (1959), 1313-14.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
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  2. Hurtaud C, Lemosquet S, Rulquin H: Effect of graded duodenal infusions of glucose on yield and composition of milk from dairy cows. 2. Diets based on grass silage. J Dairy Sci. 2000 Dec;83(12):2952-62. doi: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(00)75195-2. [PubMed:11132867 ]
  3. Tsioulpas A, Grandison AS, Lewis MJ: Changes in physical properties of bovine milk from the colostrum period to early lactation. J Dairy Sci. 2007 Nov;90(11):5012-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2007-0192. [PubMed:17954740 ]
  4. Klein MS, Almstetter MF, Schlamberger G, Nurnberger N, Dettmer K, Oefner PJ, Meyer HH, Wiedemann S, Gronwald W: Nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry-based milk metabolomics in dairy cows during early and late lactation. J Dairy Sci. 2010 Apr;93(4):1539-50. doi: 10.3168/jds.2009-2563. [PubMed:20338431 ]
  5. Klein MS, Buttchereit N, Miemczyk SP, Immervoll AK, Louis C, Wiedemann S, Junge W, Thaller G, Oefner PJ, Gronwald W: NMR metabolomic analysis of dairy cows reveals milk glycerophosphocholine to phosphocholine ratio as prognostic biomarker for risk of ketosis. J Proteome Res. 2012 Feb 3;11(2):1373-81. doi: 10.1021/pr201017n. Epub 2011 Dec 9. [PubMed:22098372 ]
  6. Jensen HB, Poulsen NA, Andersen KK, Hammershoj M, Poulsen HD, Larsen LB: Distinct composition of bovine milk from Jersey and Holstein-Friesian cows with good, poor, or noncoagulation properties as reflected in protein genetic variants and isoforms. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Dec;95(12):6905-17. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5675. Epub 2012 Oct 3. [PubMed:23040012 ]
  7. Sundekilde UK, Poulsen NA, Larsen LB, Bertram HC: Nuclear magnetic resonance metabonomics reveals strong association between milk metabolites and somatic cell count in bovine milk. J Dairy Sci. 2013 Jan;96(1):290-9. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5819. Epub 2012 Nov 22. [PubMed:23182357 ]
  8. Sundekilde UK, Gustavsson F, Poulsen NA, Glantz M, Paulsson M, Larsen LB, Bertram HC: Association between the bovine milk metabolome and rennet-induced coagulation properties of milk. J Dairy Sci. 2014 Oct;97(10):6076-84. doi: 10.3168/jds.2014-8304. Epub 2014 Jul 30. [PubMed:25087032 ]
  9. Buitenhuis AJ, Sundekilde UK, Poulsen NA, Bertram HC, Larsen LB, Sorensen P: Estimation of genetic parameters and detection of quantitative trait loci for metabolites in Danish Holstein milk. J Dairy Sci. 2013 May;96(5):3285-95. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5914. Epub 2013 Mar 15. [PubMed:23497994 ]
  10. Maher AD, Hayes B, Cocks B, Marett L, Wales WJ, Rochfort SJ: Latent biochemical relationships in the blood-milk metabolic axis of dairy cows revealed by statistical integration of 1H NMR spectroscopic data. J Proteome Res. 2013 Mar 1;12(3):1428-35. doi: 10.1021/pr301056q. Epub 2013 Feb 21. [PubMed:23394630 ]
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  12. Kurt J. Boudonck, Matthew W. Mitchell, Jacob Wulff and John A. Ryals (2009). Kurt J. Boudonck, Matthew W. Mitchell, Jacob Wulff and John A. Ryals. Characterization of the biochemical variability of bovine milk using metabolomics. Metabolomics (2009) 5:375?386. Metabolomics.
  13. A. Foroutan et al. (2019). A. Foroutan et al. The Chemical Composition of Commercial Cow's Milk (in preparation). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.