Sodium acetate

Sodium acetate, NaCH3COO is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It is hygroscopic powder. Sodium acetate may be added to food as a seasoning, sometimes in the form of sodium diacetate, a one-to-one complex of sodium acetate and acetic acid, given the E-number E262.

Sodium acetate, NaCH3COO is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It is hygroscopic powder. This colorless deliquescent salt has a wide range of uses. Sodium acetate is used as the carbon source for culturing bacteria. Sodium acetate is also useful for increasing yields of DNA isolation by ethanol precipitation. Sodium acetate may be added to food as a seasoning, sometimes in the form of sodium diacetate, a one-to-one complex of sodium acetate and acetic acid, given the E-number E262. It is often used to give potato chips a salt and vinegar flavor. Sodium acetate (anhydrous) is widely used as a shelf-life extending agent, pH control agent It is safe to eat at low concentration. Medically, sodium acetate is important component as an electrolyte replenisher when given intravenously. It is mainly indicated to correct sodium levels in hyponatremic patients. It can be used also in metabolic acidosis and for urine alkalinization.

Specification

  • CAS number 127-09-3
  • CAS number 6131-90-4
  • Einecs number 204-823-8

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