Glacial Acetic Acid IP

General Specifications

What is glacial acetic acid

Chemical formula:  CH3COOH

Anhydrous (glacial) acetic acid is a Colorless hygroscopic liquid or Colorless crystals with a sharp unpleasant odor. Glacial acetic acid is used for the synthesis of various dyes, as well as for the production of cellulose acetate and acetone. In the form of vinegar, acetic essence, glacial acid is also used in the food industry. It is noteworthy that in everyday life it is used for cooking. Acetic acid mixes perfectly with H2O, ethyl alcohol, diethyl ether in all proportions and ratios. It is noteworthy that it is obtained by fermentation of certain organic substances, or by synthesis. It is important to note that acetic (glacial) acid is found in the products of dry distillation of wood.


Test Specification………IP
Description It occurs as a crystalline mass or clear, Colorless, volatile liquid.

Test A

Test B


A.      The solution is strongly acid

B.      It gives reaction of acetates.

Solubility Miscible with water, with ethanol (95%) and with chloromethane and with ether.
Freezing Point Not less than 14.8 °C.
Reducing substances Specified test.
Chlorides Not more than 25ppm
Sulphates Not more than 50ppm
Iron Not more than 5 ppm
Residue on evaporation Not more than 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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