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    Potassium Acetate

    Potassium acetate: a superior alkalizing salt and buffering agent.


    Chemical name: Potassium acetate

    CAS Number:127-08-2

    EINECS Number:204-822-2

    Molecular formula: CH3COOK

    Molecular weight:98.14

    Product Standard: FCC/GB


    25kg packaging, paper-plastic composite bag lined with high-pressure polyethylene film bag.

    Storage Condition: Kept in a light-proof,well-closed, dry and cool place.

    Shelf life: 2 years.

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    Potassium Acetate

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    Product Overview

    Potassium acetate, E261 a colorless crystalline solid known for its easy solubility in water, often appears as a white hygroscopic granular powder with a density of 1.57 g/cm^3. This compound's chemical identity is defined by the potassium acetate chemical formula CH3COOK, and its properties are further detailed by the potassium acetate formula, which highlights its molecular structure. The potassium acetate molar mass is approximately 98.14 g/mol, a key factor in its application across various industries. In solution, potassium acetate in water displays a neutral to slightly basic pH, denoted as potassium acetate pH, making it a versatile substance for diverse uses, including organic synthesis, food industry applications, and the production of transparent glass.



    (C2H3KO2, On a dried basis ),≥%



    Loss on drying

    (150°C, 2 hours ),≤%

    8.0 5.0
    Formic Acid Matters Easily to


    0.1 0.10
    Arsenic(As), ≤% 0.0003 <0.0003
    Heavy Metal(as Pb), ≤% 0.001 <0.001
    Lead, ≤mg/kg 2 <2
    Hg, ≤mg/kg 1 <1
    The main application of Potassium Acetate
    • Potassium acetate in food enhances flavor while acting as an acidulant to control pH. Common uses include dressings, pickles, jams, cereals, and dairy products.
    • Potassium acetate in pharmaceutical manufacturing is used as a catalyst and pH control agent in the synthesis of antibiotics, vitamins, hormones, and peptide drugs.
    • As an acetylating agent in organic synthesis, potassium acetate can add acetyl groups to alcohols, amines, and aromatic compounds to form esters, amides, and ketones, with applications ranging from fragrances to polymers.
    • In the production of polyvinyl acetate adhesives and emulsions, potassium acetate can control viscosity and change setting time to optimize adhesive performance.
    • During the rayon manufacturing process, potassium acetate acetylates cellulose pulp to produce soluble cellulose acetate for extrusion into regenerated cellulose fibers.

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