Acetic Acid

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Acetic Acid is one of the most crucial carboxylic acids. It is an organic compound, which is also called acid of vinegar or spirit of vinegar. In chemistry, it is also referred as the ethanoic acid. Its closed formula is C2H4O2 and the open formula is shown as CH3COOH. Another name of pure acetic acid is glacial acetic acid. It is known as the substance that gives vinegar its acerbic taste and tangy odor. It is formed in nature by the oxidation of the carbohydrates. In industry, the acetic acid can be manufactured through both biological ways or synthetically.

The salt or ester is called acetate. It completely dissolves in water. Acetic acid is used in the manufacture of acetic anhydride and acetic acid esters. More often, it is used a dissolver and the elementary material for the plastics, rubbers, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, colorings and insecticides. Moreover, the acetic anhydride and acetic acid are used to obtain cellulose triacetate from cellulose. Acetate threads are obtained from cellulose triacetate. Acetic acid, due to its buffering feature, is used as an additive under the name E260 in food industry.


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Formula : C2H4O2 - CH3COOH
Molecular Weight : 60.05
Boiling Point : 118.1 °C
Freezing Point : 16.6 °C
Density : 1.0492 °C

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Areas of Usage

The acetic acid has many uses in the industry, it is used as raw material for the manufacture of many chemicals. Its most significant use is in the production of vinyl acetate. The polyvinyl acetate, which is obtained from this is used as wood glue. It is followed by acetic anhydride and acetic ester production. The derivatives of acetic acid are used in various areas. In addition, they are used in food, cosmetics, chemical, leather, polyurethane paint etc.; sectors.



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Storage and Shipment Information

They are shipped in polyethylene bags of 60 kg. in the rustproof tankers or in the tankers internal side of which is covered with PVC and external side is covered with polyester. It can be stored for one year in well-ventilated, cool, and dry places in the rustproof tankers or in the tanks external side of which is covered with polyester and polyethylene cans without losing their efficiency. While working, eye and dermal contact should be avoided

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