, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 91–96

Iron and citric acid: A fuzzy chemistry of ubiquitous biological relevance

  • J.L. Pierre
  • I. Gautier-Luneau

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009225701332

Cite this article as:
Pierre, J. & Gautier-Luneau, I. Biometals (2000) 13: 91. doi:10.1023/A:1009225701332


This paper briefly presents a review concerning the species which can arise when iron salts and citric acid are mixed together. The data commented on are required for a correct interpretation of the chemical processes which play a paramount role in biology and in the biological studies involving iron-citrate complexes.

citrates iron iron metabolism 

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  • J.L. Pierre
  • I. Gautier-Luneau

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