Fragrance raw material

Triethyl Citrate (TEC)

 12,95 incl. VAT  10,70excl. VAT


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Triethyl Citrate (TEC) is a solvent for fragrances and a deodorant active for cosmetics.


When used as a solvent, it works just like any other solvent: mix the solute and the solvent. If necessary, heat in a bain marie, or stir well.

In cosmetics, triethyl citrate (TEC) is used as a deodorant active. It does not actively counteract odor, but works indirectly. It inhibits certain bacterial activity, so that they cannot produce foul-smelling substances. The substance mixes with fat and oil and must be used with emulsions in the fat phase. In addition, it can be used in water / alcohol mixtures. Use 1-5% in the finished product.

De Hekserij does not sell products intended for use in foodstuffs or for other internal use.


Triethyl Citrate (TEC) is an ester of citric acid and ethanol. The ester can disintegrate, releasing citric acid and ethanol. Citric acid lowers the pH. When used as a solvent, it must therefore be remembered that the substances to be dissolved can withstand a low pH.

As a deodorant active, it works in a few ways. The ester spontaneously disintegrates, causing the pH to drop and a low pH prevents bacteria from growing as well. Bacteria that make esterases, responsible for certain bad odors) cause triethyl citrate (TEC) to disintegrate extra quickly, which enhances the effect.


Item number: 29572
INCI: Triethyl Citrate"


100 g, 250 g, 1 kg