Citric Acid is a weak organic acid and is a natural preservative. It is also used to add an acidity to substances. It also serves as an environmentally benign cleaning agent and acts as an antioxidant.
In art, citric acid is used to adjust the pH of solutions (toward acidity) and as a mordant to make lake pigments from natural dyes.
100% 100 mesh
White crystalline powder
Storage Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
Safe Handling Wear protective clothing, including gloves, apron or coveralls, as appropriate, to prevent skin contact. Use chemical safety goggles where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Dust causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath. Ingestion may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Skin and eye contact may produce irritation and pain. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet.
Environmental Hazards This product is not known to be toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. If product is spilled, comply with Federal, State and local regulations on reporting spills. Refer to Material Safety Sheet and labels for further details.
Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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