Zinc Citrate
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Title: Zinc Citrate
CAS Registry Number: 546-46-3
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid zinc salt
Molecular Formula: C12H10O14Zn3
Molecular Weight: 574.43
Percent Composition: C 25.09%, H 1.75%, O 38.99%, Zn 34.16%
Line Formula: Zn3(C6H5O7)2
Literature References: Prepd from zinc carbonate and citric acid: Heldt, Ann. 47, 157 (1843).
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
Properties: Odorless powder. Slightly sol in water; sol in dil mineral acids, in alkali hydroxides.
Use: In toothpaste and mouthwash.

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