Sodium Acetate USP
Sodium acetate, CH3COONa, also abbreviated NaOAc. It is the sodium salt of acetic acid. This white deliquescent salt has a wide range of uses.
It is used as a food additive. Act as a preservative, acidity regulator, sequestrant, flavoring agent. Also used as a buffer to keep a relatively constant pH level.
Molecular formula: C2H3NaO2
Molecular Weight: 82.03 g/mol
CAS No. 127-09-3
|Characters||It occurs as colorless, transparent crystals, or white, granular crystalline powder, or white flakes.|
(a)A solution responds to the test for sodium and for acetate
|Solubility||Very soluble in water; soluble in alcohol|
|pH||Between 7.5 and 9.2|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 1%|
|Chloride||Not more than 350 ppm|
|Sulfate||Not more than 50 ppm|
|Potassium||Specified test. No precipitate is formed.|
|Calcium and magnesium||Specified Test. No turbidity is produced within 5 minutes.|
|Insoluble matter||The weight of the residue is not more than 0.05%|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Residual solvents||Meets the requirements|
|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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