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E1505 - Triethyl citrate

Additives: E1505 - Triethyl citrate

Functions: Carrier, Emulsifier, Sequestrant, Stabilizer

Triethyl citrate is an ester of citric acid. It is a colorless, odorless liquid used as a food additive -E number E1505- to stabilize foams, especially as whipping aid for egg white. It is also used in pharmaceutical coatings and plastics.Triethyl citrate is also used as a plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride -PVC- and similar plastics.Triethyl citrate has been used as a pseudo-emulsifier in e-cigarette juices. It functions essentially like lecithin used in food products, but with the possibility of vaporization which lecithin does not have. - Wikipedia

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