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FoodComEx IDPC000505
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Chemical Information
NameAcetic acid
DescriptionHas been used as a food preservative since antiquity. It is used in - and contributes to - the flavour of pickles, sauces, mayonnaise and salad dressings. Acts synergistically with lactic and sorbic acid, and is more effective against yeasts and bacteria than against moulds. It is used in food processing as a flavour enhancer, flavouring agent, pH control agent, pickling agent, solvent and formulation aid Acetic acid is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH. It is a colourless liquid that when undiluted is also called glacial acetic acid. As the main component of vinegar, it has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell. Acetic acid is found in many foods, some of which are garden rhubarb, wild celery, pear, and ginger.
CAS Number64-19-7
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
Acetatebiospider
Acetic acid [jan]biospider
Acide acetiqueChEBI
AcOHChEBI
CH3-COOHChEBI
CH3CO2HChEBI
e 260ChEBI
e-260ChEBI
E260db_source
EssigsaeureChEBI
Ethanoatebiospider
Ethanoic aciddb_source
EthoateGenerator
Ethoic acidChEBI
Ethylatebiospider
Ethylic acidbiospider
FEMA 2006db_source
Glacial acetatebiospider
Glacial acetic acidbiospider
HOAcChEBI
INS no. 260ChEBI
Kyselina octovaHMDB
MeCO2HChEBI
MeCOOHChEBI
Methanecarboxylatebiospider
Methanecarboxylic aciddb_source
Vinegarbiospider
Vinegar acidbiospider
Chemical FormulaC2H4O2
IUPAC nameacetic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C2H4O2/c1-2(3)4/h1H3,(H,3,4)
InChI KeyQTBSBXVTEAMEQO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight60.052
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight60.021129372
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are compounds containing a carboxylic acid group with the formula -C(=O)OH.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassCarboxylic acids
Direct ParentCarboxylic acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP-0.17HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental Water Solubility1000 mg/mL at 25 oCMERCK INDEX (1996)
Melting PointMp 16.7°DFC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 200 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formliquid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
Glentham GV2353
Glentham GV9212
Toronto Research Chemicals A167640