L-Carnitine Base


    AppearanceWhite crystalline hygroscopic powder


    Assay97 to 103%
    IdentificationComparing with the CRS spectrum
    Potassium (K)
    (Limit of)
    Max 0.2 %
    Sodium (Na)
    (Limit of)
    Max 0.1 %
    Chloride (Cl)Max 0.4 %
    pH5.5 to 9.5
    Heavy metalsMax 0.002 %
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    ArsenicMax 0.0002 %
    CyanideNot detectable
    Residual solvents
    Max 0.5 %
    LeadMax 3 ppm
    Specific Rotation
    -29 to -32°C
    Residue on ignitionMax 0.5 %
    Water ContentMax 4 %
    MercuryMax 0.1 ppm
    PackagingFiber drum
    Shelf life2 years


    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Bacterial Count
    (Total Bacteria)
    Max 1000 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusNegative
    Escherichia ColiNegative

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Mon 20 August 2012 (1241)

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