Potassium Acetate BP

Potassium acetate (CH3COOK) is the potassium salt of acetic acid. It is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water.


Potassium acetate can be used as a deicer to remove ice and prevent its formation. Potassium acetate is used as a food additive as a preservative and acidity regulator.


Product Name: Potassium Acetate
Molecular Formula:  C2H3O2K
Molecular Weight: 98.1 g/mol
CAS No.: 127-08-2



Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals, deliquescent.

Test (A)

Test (B)


(a)It gives the reaction of Acetates

(b)It gives the reaction of Potassium

Solubility Very soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%)
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
pH 7.5 to 9.0
Reducing substances Specified test. The solution remains pink.
Chlorides Not more than 200 ppm
Sulfates Not more than 200 ppm
Iron Not more than 20 ppm
Sodium Not more than 0.5%
Heavy metals Not more than 4 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 3.0%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% (dried substance)


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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