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Acetic acid

≥99.5%, FCC, FG

Synonym: Glacial acetic acid

  • CAS Number 64-19-7

  • Linear Formula CH3CO2H

  • Molecular Weight 60.05

  •  FEMA Number 2006

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 506007

  •  EC Number 200-580-7

  •  Council of Europe no. 0002

  •  MDL number MFCD00036152

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900794

  •  Flavis number 8.002

  •  NACRES NA.21



Related Categories A - D, A-B, A-D, Acetic Acid, Acids,
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (117)
  FDA 21 CFR (172.814)
  FDA 21 CFR (173.370)
  FDA 21 CFR (184.1005)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor density   2.07 (vs air)
vapor pressure   15.2 hPa ( 20.0 °C)
  73.3 hPa ( 50.0 °C)
assay   ≥99.5%
autoignition temp.   800 °F
shelf life   Expiration date period - 5 years
expl. lim.   16 %, 92 °F
  4 %, 59 °F
color   colorless
refractive index   n20/D 1.371 (lit.)
bp   117-118 °C (lit.)
mp   16.2 °C (lit.)
transition temp   solidification point ≥15.6 °C
density   1.049 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Agency/Method   meets purity specifications of JECFA
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   sour
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


General description

Acetic acid is an organic acid mainly used as a preservative, acidulating and flavoring agent. It is the main constituent of vinegar and pyroligneous acid. In combination with leavening agents, it produces carbon dioxide from sodium bicarbonate. Acetic acid is used as flavoring agent in ice-creams, nonalcoholic beverages and baked goods.

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1 kg in glass bottle

10, 25 kg in composite drum

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
UN 2789PSN1 3(8) / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
104 °F
Flash Point(C) 
40 °C

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