From: finechem (chemicals555$##$yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Oct 11 2004 - 09:04:26 EDT
A compound contains the following substances with the
corresponding functions :
1) Malic acid ( Function : organic acid catalyst)
2) Sodium Hexametaphosphate (Function : Inorganic
MALIC ACID CITRIC ACID
- Can Malic acid be substituted by Citric acid for
this purpose as an organic acid catalyst ?
Citric acid is very similar in structure to Malic acid
Both are metabolites in Krebs/Citric acid cycle
- Can Sod.Hexametaphosphate be substituted by sodium
citrate as the buffering agent ?
Citric acid/Sodium Citrate buffer
Aim is to achieve dual purpose of citric acid : As an
organic acid catalyst and buffering agent.
Is this possible?
Thanks in advance,
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