Industrial Biotechnology. CHAPTER 8 Production of Organic Acids and Industrial Alcohol. Production of Citric Acid. Introduction. Citric acid is a tribasic acid with the structure.
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Production of Organic Acids and Industrial Alcohol
It crystallizes with the large rhombic crystals containing one molecule of water of crystallization, which is lost when it is heated to 130°C.
At temperatures as high as 175°C it is converted to itaconic acid, aconitic acid, and other compounds.