Glacial Acetic acid

HS Code : 29152100 | CAS NO. : 64-19-7

General description:

Glacial Acetic acid Formula: CH3COOH

The undiluted form of acetic acid is Glacial Acetic acid(CH3COOH), which is also known as ethanoic acid. It is a colourless, clear liquid with a strong odour. When acetic acid is used as a starting reagent, it easily creates other organic reagents such as ethanol and acetyl chloride through reduction and substitution reactions respectively. Acetic acid can also erode metals, for example, magnesium, iron, and zinc, forming metal acetates and hydrogen gas.

A 5% dilute solution of acetic acid created by oxidation and fermentation of natural carbohydrates is called vinegar or acylal of acetic acid is called acetate.A water-free acetic acid is known as glacial acetic acid. It has no color, and it absorbs water from the environment and becomes a solid, colorless crystalline at 16.7 C.

It is called glacial because it has weak acid property and freezing in the form of needle-shaped crystals. Glacial acetic acid is potentially flammable and strongly corrosive, completely miscible with water and has a low flashpoint.

Application & Usage:

  • Glacial acetic acid is used as a condiment and acidity regulator in the food industry. It is also utilized for the production of vinegar.
  • Glacial acetic acid used to manufacture acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate monomer, acetate ester, and purify terephthalic acid.
  • In the textile industry, ethanoic acid is widely used for printing and processing.
  • Glacial acetic acid(CH3COOH) is used to produce synthetic fibers, like rayon and cellulose acetate.
  • In the personal care industry, acetone, perfumes, and esters are produced from acetic acid.
  • In different industries, glacial Acetic acid use as a solvent in photographic film, in transforming rubber from latex, preparation of dyes and inks, manufacture of substrates, fabrication of polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, production of white lead, manufacture of pesticides, and to produce soft drinking bottles.
  • To test blood, clinical laboratories glacial Acetic acid use.
  • To preserve and canning pickles and other vegetables, diluted ethanoic acid is used.
  • In the medical industry, diluted glacial acetic acid can help to prevent or cure fungal or bacterial outer ear infections.

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What is meant by glacial acetic acid?

A water-free (anhydrous) acetic acid is a glacial acetic acid. Identically, this German name ice vinegar that comes from ice-like crystals which are slightly below at 16.6 °C (61.9 °F) temperature.

What is difference between glacial acetic acid and acetic acid?

Glacial acetic acid is a concentrated form of acetic acid solution & has less than 1% of water content and diluted acetic acid is a product of water and acetic acid and it contains more water.

Is acetic acid and vinegar the same thing?

Acetic acid (CH3COOH), also known as ethanoic acid. A dilute (5%) solution of acetic acid is created by a process of oxidation and fermentation of natural carbohydrates. That is called vinegar.

Is glacial acetic acid flammable?

Yes, glacial acetic acid is flammable.

Where do I get Glacial Acetic acid?

Glacial acetic acid is manufactured naturally when excreted by certain bacteria like Clostridium acetobutylicum and Acetobacter genus. Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of Acetic acid in India. PCIPL is specialized in providing bespoke chemicals at unmatched prices and value propositions. To know more about the price, contact our product manager and get the dream price in the industry.


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