Acetic Anhydride, Lab Grade

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Acetan hydride, Ethanoic anhydride, Acetic oxide, Acetyl anhydride, Acetic acid anhydride, Acetyl ether, Acetyl oxide, Acetic acid anhydride
Reagent Grade
Min. 99%
Ethanoic anhydride

About Acetic Anhydride Lab Grade

Acetic Anhydride is a clear organic liquid with a pungent vinegar-like odor and highly corrosive in nature. Ethanol reagent is also known as Ethanoic Anhydride with chemical formula (CH3CO)2O and abbreviated as Ac2O. Ac is representing Acetyl is isolable anhydride of carboxylic acid and extensively used as a reagent in synthesis of other organic compounds. It is naturally water absorber which makes it quite useable for producing anhydrous materials. Bulk 1-2 day shipping in the US and Canada.

Specifications of Acetic Anhydride, Lab Grade Features:

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.
Common Uses of Acetic Anhydride Lab Grade
  • Medical research labs

  • Adhesive agent

Commercial/Industrial Applications

  • Perfumes

Plastics production
  • Explosives

  • Aspirin production


Safety and Handling of Acetic Anhydride Lab Grade Shipping Information: 

  • DOT: Acetic anhydride, 8, UN1715, PG II, Fast Shipping In USA
  • Please contact customer service by phone 512-668-9918 or via email, to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Acetic Anhydride Purified.


Restricted Chemical: Acetic Anhydride Lab Grade will only be shipped to Universities, Medical Grade Laboratories, or Companies. If you are an individual ordering this product, it will not be shipped to you. It will be deleted from your order and the rest of the order will be shipped without your confirmation. 


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