Available in white crystalline form, citric monohydrate is used as a suitable flavor enhancing factor and also as chelating agent. It also acts as a preservative for specific medicinal formulations. As a flavor enhancer, it contributes to a acidic taste to medicine. As a preservative, it is used to extend storage life of drug. As a chelating factor, it comes in handy for binding metals for their removal from any medicinal solution. Water soluble citric monohydrate also acts as a good buffering factor for various medicines. Its ph value ranges between 112 degree C to 115 degree C. It is available in pure form.