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. In its 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: E260, Ethanoic acid, Methane Carboxylic Acid
  • INCI: Acetic Acid
  • Chemical Formula: C2H4O2
  • CAS Number: 64-19-7

Product Specifications


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

Uses and Applications for Acetic Acid


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

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