Glacial Acetic Acid BP

Glacial Acetic acid is an organic compound with the chemical formula  C2H4O2. It is a crystalline mass or clear, colorless, volatile liquid acetic acid. Vinegar is roughly 3–9% glacial acetic acid by volume, making acetic acid the main component of vinegar apart from water. Glacial acetic acid has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell.


Glacial acetic acid is a chemical reagent for the production of chemical compounds. The largest single use of glacial acetic acid is in the production of vinyl acetate monomer, closely followed by acetic anhydride and ester production. The volume of acetic acid used in vinegar is comparatively small.


Chemical Name:  Glacial Acetic acid/ Acetic Acid
Mol. Formula: C2H4O2
Mol. Weight: 60.1g/mol
CAS No: 64-19-7


General Specifications:

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as crystalline mass or clear, colorless, volatile liquid




(a) A 100 g/L solution is strongly acid

(b)The solution gives the reaction of Acetates.

Solubility Miscible with water, with ethanol (96%) and with methylene chloride
Appearance of solution Solution is clear and colorless
Freezing Point Minimum 14.80C
Reducing substances Specified test. Not less than 1ml of 0.1M Sodium Thiosulphate is required.
Chlorides Maximum 25 mg/L
Sulfates Maximum 50 mg/L
Iron Maximum 5ppm
Heavy Metals Maximum 5ppm
Residue on evaporation Maximum 0.01%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5%


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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