CHEBI:31604 - ferric ammonium citrate

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ChEBI Name ferric ammonium citrate
ChEBI ID CHEBI:31604
Definition A mixture of indefinite composition that contains ferric and ammonium cations and citrate(3−) anions, ferric ammonium citrate may be obtained as red crystals or a brownish yellow powder or as green crystals or powder. It is added to foods as an acidity regulator and anticaking agent. It is also used as a positive oral contrast agent in magnetic resonance imaging, and was formerly administered orally as a source of iron for the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia.
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Biological Role(s): food acidity regulator
A food additive that is used to change or otherwise control the acidity or alkalinity of foods. They may be acids, bases, neutralising agents or buffering agents.
Application(s): food acidity regulator
A food additive that is used to change or otherwise control the acidity or alkalinity of foods. They may be acids, bases, neutralising agents or buffering agents.
MRI contrast agent

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Outgoing ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) has part ammonium (CHEBI:28938)
ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) has part citrate(3−) (CHEBI:16947)
ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) has part iron(3+) (CHEBI:29034)
ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) has role food acidity regulator (CHEBI:64049)
ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) has role MRI contrast agent (CHEBI:37335)
ferric ammonium citrate (CHEBI:31604) is a mixture (CHEBI:60004)
Synonyms Sources
ammonium ferric citrate ChemIDplus
ammonium iron(III) citrate ChEBI
E381 ChEBI
Manual Xrefs Databases
Ammonium_ferric_citrate Wikipedia
D01644 KEGG DRUG
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1185-57-5 CAS Registry Number KEGG DRUG
14508930 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
Last Modified
29 February 2012