Calcium Acetate BP

Calcium Acetate also known as calcium ethanoate is the calcium salt of acetic acid. It is highly hygroscopic therefore the monohydrate is the common form.


Calcium acetate is used as a food additive, as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant. It is used to lower blood levels of phosphate as calcium acetate binds phosphate in the diet.


Chemical Name: Calcium Acetate
Mol. Formula: Ca(C2H3O2)2
Mol. Weight: 158.17 g/mol
CAS No.: 62-54-4


General Specifications

Test Specification…BP
Appearance White or almost white, hygroscopic powder
Solubility Freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol (96%)
pH 7.2 to 8.2
Readily oxidizable substances Passes test
Chlorides Maximum 330ppm
Nitrates Passes test
Sulphates Maximum 600ppm
Aluminium Maximum 1ppm
Arsenic Maximum 2ppm
Barium Maximum 50ppm
Magnesium Maximum 500ppm
Potassium Maximum 0.1%
Sodium Maximum 0.5%
Strontium Maximum 500ppm
Heavy metals Maximum 20ppm
Water Maximum 7%
Assay Not less than 98% and not more than 102%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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