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[*] posted on 19-11-2021 at 05:59
Citric acid (and its uses)


I bought 600g of very pure citric acid crystals from a local store for a few dollars. What should I do with it? I've tried making some copper salts but they're rather soluble in water...

I would like to do a conversion into smaller carboxylic acids, like malic, but I am not really sure where to start.

[Edits: I am bad at writing]


[Edited on 19-11-2021 by sauveurdumonde]
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[*] posted on 19-11-2021 at 07:36


There are several threads already on the conversion of citric acid into acetone dicarboxylic acid, itaconic acid, esters, amides, pyridine derivatives, pentabromoacetone etc. I suggest that you try using the search engine and check out a few of these.
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[*] posted on 19-11-2021 at 08:24


If I remember corectlly, you must heat solution to precipitate copper citrate. I never made copper citrate, but calcium citrate can be made that way.

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[*] posted on 19-11-2021 at 15:03


citrazinic acid is easy to make and has the neat property of fluorescing. Chemplayer made a vid on it: https://www.bitchute.com/video/tlVMeE33uHD7/.
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[*] posted on 19-11-2021 at 19:41


Hmmm. I have 5kg that I was given. I have given little thought on what to do with it.
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[*] posted on 22-11-2021 at 07:05


Quote: Originally posted by RustyShackleford  
citrazinic acid is easy to make and has the neat property of fluorescing. Chemplayer made a vid on it.


I think I'll try that, and make some transition metal salts. It would be interesting if they were fluorescent too... Colourful + fluorescent is always nice

Now, I just need to make some urea (hopefully not from my pee)
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