Acetic Anhydride, ACS Grade *

Reagent In The Synthesis Of Various Organic Molecules And Aspirin

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About Acetic Anhydride, ACS Grade

Acetic Anhydride ACS Grade is a clear, colorless liquid like with a strong, vinegar-like odor. It is commonly used in the production of cellulose acetate fibers and plastics. In chemical synthesis it is widely used as an acetylating agent, and for making aspirin. It is used in the food & beverage industry as a dehydrating agent. It is widely used as a general solvent.

ACS Grade chemicals meet or exceed purity standards set by the American Chemical Society (ACS) of at least 95% purity. They can be used in food, drug, and medicinal environments. 

Common Uses and Applications

  • Adhesive agent
  • Perfumes
  • Plastics production
  • Aspirin production


Chemistry Table

Acetanhydride, Ethanoic anhydride, Acetic oxide, Acetyl anhydride, Acetic acid anhydride, Acetyl ether, Acetyl oxide, Acetic acid anhydride
ACS Grade
Min. 99%
Ethanoic anhydride

Acetic Anhydride, ACS Grade Specifications

Density 1.08 g/cm³
Solubility Acetic anhydride dissolves in water to approximately 2.6% by weight. Soluble in ethanol, benzene and chloroform. Acetic anhydride is miscible with ethanol, ether, acetic acid and ethyl acetate. Acetic anhydride is slightly soluble in carbon tetrachloride.
Melting Point -99.58°F/ -73.1°C
Structure one of the simplest acid anhydrides and is a widely used reagent in organic synthesis. It is a colorless liquid that smells strongly of acetic acid, which is formed by its reaction with the moisture in the air.

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