Per Acetic Acid

Peracetic acid (PAA) is a clear, colorless, and highly reactive liquid that is commonly used as a disinfectant and sterilizing agent in the pharmaceutical industry. Its chemical formula is C2H4O3, and it has a molecular weight of 76.05 g/mol. PAA is a strong oxidizing agent that can react rapidly with organic materials, including proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, making it an effective antimicrobial agent.

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PAA is also known by several other names, including peroxyacetic acid, peracetic acid, and ethaneperoxoic acid. Its CAS number is 79-21-0, and it has a melting point of -3°C and a boiling point of 105°C. PAA is soluble in water and has a pungent, acrid odor.

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Molecular Formula – CH3COOOH

Molecular Weight – 76.05 gm/mol

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Shelf Life – 36 months

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Storage Condition – Keep Well Closed, protected against light, dry and at room temperature

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1. Description Clear Colorless Liquid
2. Odour Strong pungent acrid odour.
3. pH of 1% w/v solution Below 2.0
4. Solubility Miscible with water.
5. Specific gravity 0.90 – 1.10
6. Boiling Point 990– 1050 C
7. Per acetic acid content NLT 5.0 % w/w
8. Hydrogen Peroxide content NMT 20.0 % w/w

Disinfectant: Peracetic acid is widely used as a disinfectant in the food industry, particularly in the processing of fruits, vegetables, and meats. It is also used in the healthcare industry as a disinfectant for medical equipment and surfaces.

Water treatment: Peracetic acid is used in the treatment of wastewater and drinking water to control the growth of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.

Pulp and paper industry: Peracetic acid is used in the bleaching of pulp and paper to replace chlorine-based bleaching agents. It is an environmentally friendly alternative that produces less harmful byproducts.

Chemical synthesis: Peracetic acid is used as an oxidizing agent in various chemical synthesis processes. It is particularly useful in the production of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals.

Textile industry: Peracetic acid is used in the textile industry as a bleach and disinfectant for textiles and fabrics.

Food processing: Peracetic acid is used to sanitize food processing equipment and surfaces, as well as to control microbial growth in food products.

Agriculture: Peracetic acid is used in agriculture as a pesticide and fungicide to protect crops from pests and diseases.


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