Potassium Acetate USP

Potassium acetate is a potassium salt comprising equal numbers of potassium and acetate ions It has a role as a food acidity regulator. It contains an acetate.


It is used as a deicer to remove ice and prevent its formation. It is used as a food additive as a preservative and acidity regulator.


Chemical Name: Potassium Acetate
Molecular Formula: C2H3KO2
Molecular Weight: 98.14 g/mol
CAS No.: 127-08-2


General Specifications:

Test Specifications
Description It occurs as colorless, monoclinic crystals or white, crystalline powder.

Test A

Test B


(a)  Meets the requirements

(b)  Meets the requirements

Solubility Very soluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol.
Limit of Sodium Not more than 0.03%
pH Between 7.5 – 8.5
Loss on Drying Not more than 1.0 % of its weight.
Residual Solvent Meets the requirements
Assay Not less than 99.0% and Not more than 100.5% of C2H3KO2 , calculated on the dried basis.


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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