Calcium acetate

Calcium acetate is a chemical compound which is a calcium salt of acetic acid. It has E number E263. Calcium acetate is used as a food additive, as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, mainly in candy products.

Calcium acetate is a chemical compound which is a calcium salt of acetic acid. It has the formula Ca(C2H3O2)2. Its standard name is calcium acetate, while calcium ethanoate is the systematic name. The anhydrous form is very hygroscopic; therefore the monohydrate (Ca(CH3COO)2•H2O) is the common form. It has E number E263. Calcium acetate is used as a food additive, as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant, mainly in candy products. In kidney disease, blood levels of phosphate may rise (called hyperphosphatemia) leading to bone problems. Calcium acetate binds phosphate in the diet to lower blood phosphate levels. Tofu can be obtained by coagulating soy milk with calcium acetate.

Specification

  • Numer CAS 62-54-4
  • Numer CAS 5743-26-0
  • Numer Einecs 269-613-0

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