Potassium citrate tribasic is the potassium salt of citric acid. Used in the laboratory as a buffering agent and chelator. In renal function studies, potassium citrate is used as an alkanizing agent where the citric acid is a metabolic substrate in renal cells. Studies have shown that potassium citrate may increase bone density, it is therefore used in research experiments related to the treatment of osteoporosis.
Also available: Potassium citrate monobasic (sc-215737); Potassium citrate tribasic solution (sc-215738)
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