Peracetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Peracetic Acid Properties

Peracetic Acid

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Peracetic acid is a organic compound. This organic peroxide is a colorless liquid with a characteristic acrid odor reminiscent of acetic acid. It can be highly corrosive. The main use of peracetic acid is for the industrial synthesis of epoxides. Peracetic acid is an ideal antimicrobial agent due to its high oxidizing potential.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 8.2
Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 25 °C
CAS Number 79-21-0
Density 1.0375 g/ml
EINECS Number 201-186-8
IUPAC Name Ethaneperoxoic Acid
InChI 1S/C2H4O3/c1-2(3)5-4/h4H,1H3
Melting Point 0.1 °C
Molar Mass 76.05 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H4O3
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-2,C-OX
RTECS Number SD8750000
Refractive 1.3974
Synonyms Peroxyacetic Acid;Acetic Peroxide;Acetyl Hydroperoxide;Proxitane;PAA
Viscosity 3.280 cPs uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X