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.
|Molar Weight||60.052 g/mol|
|Melting Point||16.6 °C|
|Boiling Point||117.9 °C|
|Forms||Liquid (clear), Colourless|
Synonyms: E260, Ethanoic acid, Methane Carboxylic Acid, Methanecarboxylic Acid
Chemical Formula: C2H4O2
CAS Number: 64-19-7