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Review the details, description and product details so that you can order the right type of Acetic Acid for common household uses, scientific and industrial applications. Synonyms and alternate names for Acetic Acid​ are listed for reference. Lab Alley sells a wide range of brands, grades, percentages, qualities and purities. Chemical safety, hazards and handling information is provided. Read ratings and reviews from customers that have bought Acetic Acid​ online at LabAlley.com

In 2022, chemical substances ordered online at LabAlley.com are frequently used in the United States in daily life in homes and households for cleaning and sanitizing. Common chemical compounds supplied by Lab Alley are used in research and production the pharmaceutical industry, in academic chemistry laboratories, in school science classes for experiments, in industrial applications, in agriculture (agrichemicals), and for botanical and herbal extraction. They are used to make, process and preserve food products, at water treatment plants, for ingredients used to produce cosmetics, for organic farming, to control and kill pests (pesticides) and in manufacturing consumer products and goods.

To save money on bulk orders of Acetic Acid​ and to discuss wholesale ordering options, call 512-668-9918 to speak with a customer service representative. Contact Lab Alley to learn how Acetic Acid​ is shipped and delivered in the United States​. U.S. DOT hazmat regulations provide classification criteria that manufacturers and shippers use to classify hazardous material.

Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid Products For Sale 

Lab Alley, based near Austin, Texas is an online retailer, national distributor, reliable wholesaler and a bulk supplier of acetic acid products (formula CH₃COOH). 

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Lab Alley's brand of concentrated (virtually no water) Food Grade Glacial Acetic Acid products, that meet the requirements of the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), are very popular with consumers and businesses.

Lab Alley glacial acetic acid products are commonly used for pH adjustment, weed control (herbicide), as food additives and for DNA extraction along with methanol.

March 2 2022 - Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid products are used extensively to make cleaning sprays, mold and mildew cleaners.

Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid products are used extensively to make cleaning sprays, mold and mildew cleaners. They are also used to clean stainless steel, copper, wounds, metal and concrete.

The Lab Alley Brand of Acetic Acid 10% Solutions are ideal for diluting to make DIY household cleaners.

March 2 2022 - Buy Glacial Acetic Acid ACS Grade in 4 x 1 liter cases (pictured above) online at LabAlley.com for $197

You can buy Glacial Acetic Acid ACS Grade in 4 x 1 liter cases (pictured above) online at LabAlley.com for $217. The CAS number for this product is 64-19-7 and the molecular weight is 60.05g/mol.

Lab Alley sells different grades of acetic acid (Food, ACS, UPS, NF) online and at local distribution centers. These products are used to manufacture roof cleaners, floor cleaners, window cleaners and surface cleaners.

April 23, 2022 - You can buy Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade for $22 online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Your packages will be shipped in 1-2 business days via UPS or LTL.

 

You can buy the Lab Alley Brand of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade in 5 gallon pails online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Your packages will be shipped in 1-2 business days via UPS or LTL freight carriers.

Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid products are used as a raw material and solvent in the production of other chemical products, oil and gas production, and in food and pharmaceutical industries.

Acetic acid products (CAS number 64-19-7are shipped in handy household size packages, chemical resistant laboratory containers and bulk quantities via UPS and LTL freight carriers.

March 1 2022 - Pictured here is a 1 liter bottle of Lab Alley Brand Food Grade Glacial Acetic Acid which sells for $50 online and locally

Pictured above is a 1 liter bottle of Lab Alley Brand Food Grade Glacial Acetic Acid which sells for $55. Acetic acid that contains very little water (less than 1%), is called anhydrous (water-free) acetic acid or glacial acetic acid

March 1, 2022 - Pictured here is a 500mL bottle of Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid Glacial (99% purity) ACS grade. This acetic acid product can be purchased "over the counter" without a license or prescription for $30 online and locally at distribution centers.

Pictured above is a 500mL bottle of Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid Glacial (99% purity) ACS grade. Acetic acid is weak acid.

This acetic acid product can be purchased "over the counter" without a license or prescription for $33 online and locally at distribution centers.

March 1 2022 - Pictured here is a 1 gallon bottle (128 fluid ounces) of the Lab Alley brand of laboratory grade Glacial Acetic Acid which can be purchased over the counter for $130

Pictured above is a 1 gallon bottle (128 fluid ounces) of the Lab Alley brand of laboratory grade Glacial Acetic Acid which can be purchased over the counter at a distribution center (US only) and online for $143. 

This Lab Alley brand product is also sold in 4 gallon cases for $470.

Acetic acid products are also for sale online at eBay and Amazon.

Acetic Acid Solutions And Grades You Can Buy "Over The Counter"

Lab Alley sells acetic acid solutions in concentrations of 50%, 25%, 10%4%, 6.0 Molar, 1.0N, 1 Molar and 0.1N

Grades of acetic acid you can buy from Lab Alley include Food Grade, ACS Grade, USP/NF Grade, Lab Grade and Electronic/Cleanroom Grade.
March 1 2022 - Pictured here is a 5 gallon pail of the Lab Alley brand of food grade Glacial Acetic Acid that is for sale at the price of $470. This undiluted acetic acid is classified by the FDA as an ingredient and additive of food-grade purity that is safe for consumption.
Pictured above is a 5 gallon pail of the Lab Alley brand of Food Grade Glacial Acetic Acid that is 99% pure and is for sale at the price of $517. This acetic acid product is made in America.

This high purity undiluted acetic acid is classified by the FDA as an ingredient and additive of food-grade purity that is safe for consumption. 

This excellent polar protic solvent is used in a variety of applications including printing, HPLC, plastics, analysis, films, textiles. 
March 2 2022 - Pictured here is a bulk 270 gallon tote of the Lab Alley Brand of Glacial Acetic Acid Laboratory Grade which sells for $4,000.
Pictured above is a bulk 270 gallon tote of the Lab Alley Brand of Glacial Acetic Acid Laboratory Grade which sells for $4,400. 

Lab Alley ships Glacial Acetic Acid in rigid IBC tanks to food manufacturing plants and food processing facilities throughout the United States. 

Acetic acid, if of suitable purity and used in accord with good manufacturing practices, is generally recognized as safe for use in foods.

Rigid intermediate bulk containers (IBC) are stackable, reusable, versatile containers with an integrated pallet base mount that provides forklift and/or pallet jack maneuverability. 

March 2 2022 - Pictured here is a 55 gallon drum of the Lab Alley Brand of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade (Tech Grade). Companies that use acetic acid in large quantities order 55 gallon drums of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade (Tech Grade) for $1,200 at LabAlley.com. This colorless liquid organic compound is used as a solvent to purify organic compounds and to produce terephthalic acid (TPA), the raw material for polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Pictured above is a 55 gallon drum of the Lab Alley Brand of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade (Tech Grade).

Companies that use acetic acid in large quantities order 55 gallon drums of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% Lab Grade (Tech Grade) for $1,320 at LabAlley.com.

The Lab Alley Brand of this colorless liquid organic compound is used industrially as a solvent to purify organic compounds and to produce terephthalic acid (TPA), the raw material for polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Glacial acetic acid is a dangerous chemical that is used as a solvent for resins, lacquers and resins. 

The Lab Alley brand of chemically pure glacial acetic acid is used in clinical laboratories to test for blood in specific substances. 

Glacial acetic acid is used in analytical chemistry for the estimation of weakly alkaline substances such as organic amides. 

What Is Food Grade Acetic Acid?

The Lab Alley brand of "safe for consumption" food grade acetic acid is used as an ingredient and preservative in food products and fermented foods.

March 2 2022 - Acetic acid is generally recognized as safe for use in foods if it is of food-grade and is used in accord with good manufacturing processes.

Acetic acid is generally recognized as safe for use in foods if it is of "food-grade" and is used in accord with good manufacturing processes.

Acetic acid is considered "food-grade" if it complies with the specifications in Food Chemicals Codex. Diluted acetic acid is not vinegar. When used as an ingredient in food, it should be declared by its name, "acetic acid" or "diluted acetic acid".

The Lab Alley Brand of Acetic Acid Glacial 99% FCC/Food Grade meets the requirements of the Food Chemical Codex. The Lab Alley brand of Food Grade Acetic Acid is used in the preservation of food as an antimicrobial agent and a healthy food preservative.

In the food industry, acetic acid is controlled by the food additive code E260 as an acidity regulator and as a condiment. 

Commercial pickling operations order Food Grade Acetic Acid in bulk quantities (55 gallon drums and 270 gallon totes from Lab Alley.

Lab Alley Food Grade Acetic Acid is made in America through the use of proper manufacturing processes. 

Food Grade Acetic Acid is an additive that is safe for human consumption in extremely diluted concentrations. 

The Lab Alley brand of Food Grade Acetic Acid is a substance that is added to food to maintain or improve its taste, safety, texture, freshness and appearance.

How Lab Alley Ships Acetic Acid 

Lab Alley is based in Austin, Texas. The firm is a retailer, distributor, supplier and wholesaler of acetic acid products. 

Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid products ship within 1-2 business days. Lab Alley ships small quantities of acetic acid products (UN 2789) by UPS to homes, laboratories and small businesses.

Lab Alley ships peracetic acid products in bulk packages to industrial and manufacturing facilities via LTL freight carriers.

Acetic Acid Properties

  • Formula: CH₃COOH
  • Download Acetic Acid Glacial SDS
  • CAS Number: 64-19-7
  • Molar mass: 60.052 g/mol
  • IUPAC ID: Acetic acid
  • Density: 1.05 g/cm³
  • Boiling point: 244.4°F (118°C)
  • Melting point: 61.88°F (16.6°C)
  • PubChem CID: 10153982
  • UN Number: 2789

Acetic Acid Structure

March 1 2022 - Acetic Acid - Structure - Formula CH3COOH - Systematically Named Ethanoic Acid - Colourless Liquid With A Pungent Smell - CAS Number 64-19-7

 

About Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is a mildly corrosive organic acid that is found in the household as common vinegar. The boiling point of acetic acid is 244.4°F (118°C).

Other names include ethanoic acid, ethylic acid, methane carboxylic acid, and glacial acetic acid. The molar mass of acetic acid is 60.052 g/mol. 

Acetic acid is used as a buffer for chemical reactions and solutions. Vinegar and most other commercial products contain 4% to 10% acetic acid.

Acetic acid is an ingredient in several conventional and green cleaning products, such as mold and mildew cleaners, floor cleaners, window cleaners, surface cleaners, cleaning and dusting sprays, and roof cleaners.

Acetic acid, systematically named ethanoic acid, is an acidic, colorless liquid and organic compound with the chemical formula CH₃COOH. Vinegar is no less than 4% acetic acid by volume, making acetic acid the main component of vinegar apart from water and other trace elements. 

Acetic acid is a simple monocarboxylic acid containing two carbons. It has a role as a protic solvent, a food acidity regulator, an antimicrobial food preservative and a Daphnia magna metabolite. It is a conjugate acid of an acetate.

Acetic acid is a clear, colorless, organic liquid with a pungent odor similar to household vinegar. Acetic acid has a variety of uses, including as a raw material and solvent in the production of other chemical products, oil and gas production, and in food and pharmaceutical industries.

Acetic acid is also known as ethanoic acid, ethylic acid, vinegar acid, and methane carboxylic acid. Acetic acid is a byproduct of fermentation, and gives vinegar its characteristic odor. Vinegar is about 4-6% acetic acid in water. 

Ethanoic acid is the most important of the carboxylic acids. 

Acetic acid is one of the best chemical methods for removing rust.

Learn how acetic acid is used as a weed killer and herbicide, here.

About Glacial Acetic Acid

Diluted Glacial Acetic Acid at 1% concentration is an effective antiseptic. This product is also used in the preservation and canning of vegetables and pickles.

Diluted glacial acetic acid purchased online at LabAlley.com is used treat or prevent bacterial or fungal outer ear infections.

Glacial acetic acid is a name for water-free (anhydrous) acetic acid. Similar to the German name Eisessig (ice vinegar), the name comes from the ice-like crystals that form slightly below room temperature at 16.6 °C (61.9 °F) (the presence of 0.1% water lowers its melting point by 0.2 °C).

Glacial acetic acid is a corrosive poison that can cause injury or death when human tissue is exposed to it.

Glacial acetic acid is the anhydrous (undiluted or free of water) form of acetic acid. Acetic acid is considered an organic compound and has the chemical formula CH3COOH. A diluted solution of acetic acid is known as vinegar or ethanoic acid or ethylic acid. This acid is classified as a weak acid.

Glacial acetic acid is acetic acid that contains little to no water. In other words, it is a purified or concentrated form of anhydrous acetic acid. It is called “glacial” because it freezes and forms crystals resembling ice at a temperature slightly below room temperature (16.6 °C or 61.9 °F). In contrast, regular acetic acid contains water, so freezing point depression gives it a lower freezing point (no “glacier” effect).

Acetic Acid Structure And Properties

Acetic acid is an organic compound belonging to the carboxylic acid group. Its IUPAC name is ethanoic acid.

Acetic acid has the empirical formula CH2O and the molecular formula C2H4O2.

The latter is often written as CH3-COOH, CH3COOH, or CH3CO2H to better reflect its structure. The ion resulting from loss of H+ from acetic acid is the acetate anion.

How Lab Alley Brand Acetic Acid Products Are Used

Acetic acid is used in the manufacture of acetic anhydride, cellulose acetate, vinyl acetate monomer, acetic esters, chloracetic acid, plastics, dyes, insecticides, photographic chemicals, and rubber.

Other Uses Of Acetic Acid

  • For Ears
  • In Medicine
  • For pH Adjustment
  • In Surgery
  • Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) For Plants
  • In Pharmaceuticals
  • In Urinalysis
  • For Wound Care
  • In Gynecology
  • For Leg Cramps
  • In Food
  • For Colposcopy
  • For Skin
  • For Otitis Externa
  • To Remove Paint
  • In Food Preservation

Medical Uses Of Acetic Acid

As an eardrop it is used to treat infections of the ear canal. It may be used with an ear wick. As a liquid it is used to flush the bladder in those who have a urinary catheter in an attempt to prevent infection or blockage. As a gel it may be used to adjust the pH of the vagina. It may also be applied to the cervix to help detect cervical cancer during screening.

Acetic Acid For Wounds

Acetic acid is non-toxic, inexpensive, easily available and efficient topical agent for effective elimination of wound infections caused due to multi-drug resistant, large variety of bacteria and fungus.

Descaling With Acetic Acid

Hydrochloric acid is much stronger than acetic acid for example, so tends to remove scale faster. Weak acids such as acetic or citric acids may be preferred however, where damage to the substrate is to be minimized.

Acetic Acid Irrigation Solution

Acetic acid USP grade at a concentration of 0.25% is used as and irrigation solution to prevent infection due to placement of a catheter into the bladder. These products are also used for the care of certain skin wounds. They are sold on Amazon.

Acetic Acid For pH Adjustment

Acetic acid is commonly used for descaling, pH adjustment and as a counterirritant.

Most anodizing dyes call for acetic acid to lower the pH.

Acetic Acid Is A Safe Food Additive

Acetic acid is used as a food additive and sour agent in sauce, vinegar, pickled vegetables, and as a raw material for spice.

Kombucha tea is a final result of tea fermentation by adding a starter culture of the acetic acid bacteria (AAB) and yeasts.

Acetic Acid In Nature

Acetic acid is produced and excreted by acetic acid bacteria, notably the genus Acetobacter and Clostridium acetobutylicum. These bacteria are found universally in foodstuffs, water, and soil, and acetic acid is produced naturally as fruits and other foods spoil. Biologically, acetic acid is an important metabolic intermediate, and it occurs naturally in body fluids and in plant juices.

Acetic Acid Safety

Acetic acid - NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - CDC 
Acetic acid ; Flash Point. 103°F ; Upper Explosive Limit. (200°F): 19.9% ; Lower Explosive Limit. 4.0% ; Skin:Prevent skin contact (>10%) ; Eyes:Prevent eye contact

Acetic Acid Hazards
Acetic acid can be a hazardous chemical if not used in a safe and appropriate manner. This liquid is highly corrosive to the skin and eyes and, because of this, must be handled with extreme care. Acetic acid can also be damaging to the internal organs if ingested or in the case of vapor inhalation. The use of PPE (personal protective equipment) is essential when handling this chemical in an undiluted state.

How to Handle Acetic Acid Safely
When handling acetic acid, it is essential to keep a few critical safety tips in mind. Never add water to this chemical, and always keep acetic acid away from sources of heat, sparks or flame. Wear suitable respiratory equipment if handling acetic acid in an area that isn’t well-ventilated. It is recommended that you wear the following protective gear when using acetic acid:

  • Gloves
  • Splash goggles
  • Synthetic apron
  • Vapor respirator (if needed)

Ensure that eye-wash stations are nearby if handling acetic acid. In the event of a large spill in either the workplace or at home, a self-contained breathing apparatus should be equipped, and you should also wear a full protective suit for additional safety. If you do not have this equipment readily at hand, do not attempt to clean up the acetic acid without it.

Proper Health Care for Acetic Acid Exposure
Exposure to acetic acid can pose serious hazards to your health. This chemical is especially dangerous when it comes in contact with either the skin or eyes. In any instance of acetic acid exposure, it is important to seek help from a medical professional right away to help prevent damaging health effects.

Skin Contact – Immediately flush skin with water for at least 15 minutes and remove contaminated clothing. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. In case of serious skin contact, wash using a disinfectant soap. Seek out medical attention as soon as possible.

Eye Contact – Remove contact lenses right away if present. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for no less than 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.

Ingestion – If acetic acid is ingested, do not induce vomiting. If victim is unconscious, do not administer any mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Loosen any tight clothing. Seek medical attention immediately if any symptoms appear.

Inhalation – If inhaled, seek fresh air and medical attention immediately. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If breathing is absent, give artificial respiration.

Safe Acetic Acid Storage & Disposal
Acetic acid should be stored in an approved area away from heat or other sources of ignition. Keep away from incompatible materials including oxidizing agents, reducing agents, metals, acids and alkalis. Store acetic acid in a cool, well-ventilated area in a tightly sealed container.

This chemical must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Here’s a great resource for safety compliance information.

Safety is of the utmost importance when handling potentially dangerous chemicals such as acetic acid. This corrosive liquid should be used with care, both in the workplace and in household products.


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