What is Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is primarily used as a raw material for the manufacture of vinyl acetate (VAM). It is used as a reaction promoter in terephthalic acid production and is also a raw material for cellulose acetate, acetate esters, acetic anhydride, chloroacetic acid and a wide range of industrial synthesis. Also interesting is in the most common form, vinegar, contains about 6% of the acid making this a unique ingredient used heavily in chemical processing and in every day life.

  • Synonyms: Etansyre, E 260, Metankarboksylsyre
  • INCI: Acetic Acid
  • Chemical Formula: C2H4O2
  • CAS Number: 64-19-7

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula C2H4O2
CAS Number 64-19-7
Molar Weight 60.052 g/mol
Melting Point 16.6 °C
Boiling Point 117.9 °C
Flash Point 40°C
Forms Clear colourless liquid
Grades JP Food Technical EP USP
Variations 10% 20% 25% 38-40% 50% 56% 60% 65% 70% 80% 98-100% Glacial (99%)

Uses and Applications for Acetic Acid

Key Applications

  • Absorbents
  • Adhesives and Sealant Chemicals
  • Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticide)
  • Dyes
  • Finishing agents
  • Food applications (acidulant, preservative)

Industries

  • Coatings & Construction
  • Water Treatment
  • Cleaning
  • Pharma
  • Lubricants
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Solvents
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rubber

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