Calcium citrate is the citrate salt form of the mineral calcium that has the appearance of a white powder. It is often found as a source of calcium in over-the-counter supplements. It helps prevent bone loss and maintain a balance of calcium in the body when taken orally.
The molecular weight of calcium citrate is 498.4 g/mol. It has a hydrogen bond donor count of two, a hydrogen bond acceptor count of 14, and a rotatable bond count of four. Calcium citrate has an exact and monoisotopic mass of 497.894828 g/mol. The heavy atom count of calcium citrate is 29. It also has a complexity of 211 and is a canonicalized compound.
Calcium citrate decomposes when boiled and has a melting point of 248°F (120°C). It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.
Calcium citrate can be used for processing and storing animal feed or other foods. It also improves the baking properties of flour.