Sodium Acetate IP
Sodium Acetate also known as sodium ethanoate is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It occurs as a colorless, deliquescent salt and is prepared from glacial acetic acid and sodium hydroxide.
Sodium Acetate is used in the textile industry and as a pickling agent in chrome tanning. It is also used a pickling agent in chrome tanning, in mitigating water damage, as a food additive for seasoning purposes. It is also used in buffer solutions and in heating pads, hand warmers and hot ice.
Chemical Name: Sodium Acetate
Synonyms: Sodium Ethanoate
Mol. Formula: C2H3NaO2.3H2O
Mol. Weight: 136.08 g/mol
CAS No.: 6131-90-4
|Characters||It occurs as a colorless crystals or white crystalline powder|
|Identification||It gives reactions of acetate and sodium salts|
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, soluble in ethanol (95%)|
|Appearance of solution||Solution is clear and colorless|
|pH||7.5 to 9.0|
|Calcium and magnesium||Not more than 50 ppm|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Iron||Not more than 20 ppm|
|Chlorides||Not more than 250 ppm|
|Sulfate||Not more than 200 ppm|
|Reducing substances||Specified test|
|Loss on drying||39.0% to 40.5%|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% 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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