Acetic Acid

Other names

Acetic acid, Methylcarboxylic acid, E260

Chemical Formula

CH3COOH

CAS

64-19-7

Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is an organic chemical compound that appears as a colorless liquid with a pungent and sour odor. It is a volatile and corrosive compound in its pure state, but when diluted, it is commonly used as vinegar. It is naturally produced in the fermentation of sugars and is used in a wide range of industrial, food, and medical applications.

Uses and Applications

It has a wide range of uses in various industries. In the food industry, it is used as a preservative, acidulant, and flavoring agent in foods and beverages. In the chemical industry, it is essential in the production of vinegar, vinyl acetate, ethyl acetate, and other chemical compounds. In the textile industry, it is used in dyeing and finishing textiles. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used in the manufacturing of medicines and chemicals. Additionally, in the cosmetic industry, it is used in the manufacturing of personal care products and perfumes. It also has applications in the rubber industry, in the production of synthetic rubber, and in the plastic industry, in the production of polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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