Citric and oxalic acid in mixtures – Reliable potentiometric titration using a correction factor

Citric acid and oxalic acid are present in many products, such as foods or chemical solvents (e.g., decontamination solutions). Both acids are reducing agents and citric acid is additionally a powerful antioxidant. Due to their mutual impact (buffer effect), a content calculation is only possible with correction factors for each acid. A fast and accurate determination by potentiometric titration using the dEcotrode plus and sodium hydroxide as titrant can be realized in this Application Note.