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Acetic acid ( Glacial Acetic Acid)

Chemical Compound - Acetic acid is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH.  It is a colourless liquid that when undiluted is also called glacial acetic acid. Acetic acid is the main component of vinegar, and has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell.

Formula: C2H4O2

IUPAC ID: Acetic acid

Molar mass: 60.05 g/mol

Boiling point: 118 °C

Density: 1.05 g/cm³

Melting point: 16 °C

Acetic Acid - Applications

Pharmaceuticals Eg. In the preparation of Sulphamethoxazole, Chloroquin, Metronidazole etc.
Textiles In making Purified telepthalic acid (PTA)
Acidulant & Preservative Eg: Vinegar, Jams, Pickles, Ketchups etc.
Chemical Synthesis For eg. Monochloroacetic acid (MCA), Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
Acetates Eg. Cellulose acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Zinc acetate, Amyl acetate etc.
Pesticides Eg. Chlorpyriphos, Acephate
Diketene & its derivatives Eg. Monomethyl acetoacetamide, ethyl acetoacetamide, MAA
Tanning Laundry sour, printing calico & dyeing
Solvents For gums, resins & volatile oils


Test Specification
Appearance: Clear Colorless Liquid
Specific Gravity: 1.047-1.055
Freezing Point ( ºC ): NLT 16.0 ºC
Formic Acid: NMT 0.35 %
Acetaldehyde: NMT 0.05 %
Purity: NLT 99.50 %

Storage Condition : Keep in Cool and Dry Place
Packaging Size: Bulk in Tankers & 30/33/35 Kg in Jerry Cans

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