Citric acid (C6H8O7)

Substance: Citric acid.

Also known as: 3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentane-1,5-dioic acid 3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentanedioic acid 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid

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Hazard information warning

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Causes serious eye irritation

Precautionary statements

  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.

Experiments with this reagent