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Triethyl Citrate

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SYNONYMS

● 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, TRIETHYL ESTER
● 1,2,3PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2HYDROXY, TRIETHYL ESTER
● 2-HYDROXY- TRIETHYL ESTER 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID
● 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, TRIETHYL ESTER
● CITRIC ACID, TRIETHYL ESTER
● TRIETHYL CITRATE
● TRIETHYL CITRATE; TRIETHYL CITRATE
● TRIETHYL ESTER 1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-
● TRIETHYL ESTER 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANETRICARBOXYLIC ACID
● TRIETHYL ESTER CITRIC ACID

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Triethyl Citrate is a triester of ethyl alcohol and citric acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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concealer106 products
antiperspirant/deodorant101 products
hair spray96 products
foundation96 products
shampoo56 products
conditioner53 products
moisturizer43 products
recreational sunscreen42 products
facial moisturizer/treatment38 products
facial cleanser34 products
body wash/cleanser32 products
daily use with SPF28 products
hair styling aide24 products
serums & essences23 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
styling gel/lotion16 products
liquid hand soap16 products
lipstick16 products
bar soap15 products
body spray14 products
nail polish14 products
baby shampoo13 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
fragrance for men12 products
fragrance for women11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)11 products
CC cream11 products
mask10 products
baby soap10 products
hand sanitizer10 products
lip gloss10 products
detangler9 products
hand cream9 products
baby lotion8 products
eye shadow8 products
bubble bath7 products
body oil6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
toners/astringents6 products
brow liner6 products
makeup remover5 products
around-eye cream5 products
makeup primer4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
anti-aging4 products
blush4 products
nail treatment3 products
body firming lotion3 products
BB cream3 products
eye liner3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
sunless tanning2 products
after sun product2 products
shaving cream2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
beard oil2 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
after shave1 products
beard care1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
diaper cream1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
2137 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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