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Empirical formula: C6H8O7
a: 12.817 Å
b: 5.628 Å
c: 11.465 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 111.22 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 770.94 Å3
Space group: P21/a
Calculated density: 1.655 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 192.125 g/mole
R(F): 0.0380
Common name: Citric Acid
CSD refcode: CITRAC10
Short description: Citric Acid is a component of many types of fruits.
Keyword: Aspergillus niger
Keyword: fruit
CAS registry number: 77-92-9
Layman's explanation: Citric Acid was first isolated in 1734 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Citric acid is found in many fruits, in particular lemons, grapefruit, and oranges. Several types of bacteria and fungi are also known to produce citric acid. In fact, the fungus Aspergillus niger produces the vast majority of citric acid, which is used in almost all carbonated sodas. Additionally, citric acid is also used to clean stainless steel.
Citation of a publication: J.P. Glusker, J.A. Minkin, A.L. Patterson; Acta Crystallogr., Sect. B, 25, (1969), 1066
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50608.cif 50608.crt 50608.GIF 50608.ort 50608.pdb

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