White, water-soluble granules that smell slightly of ammonia. Ammonium citrate is used as a mordant for printing cotton fabric. It is also used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a mild cleaning agent for the removal of sulfate crust from stone. Ammonium citrate has also been used for cleaning metals such as iron and aluminum as well as copper alloys.
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol.
pH of 0.1 M aqueous solution = 4.3