About Sodium Acetate Trihydrate ACS Reagent Grade
Sodium acetate trihydrate, often simply referred to as sodium acetate, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH3COONa·3H2O. It is a salt of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and is commonly encountered as a white, crystalline substance. When it contains ACS Reagent Grade designation, it signifies a high level of purity and quality suitable for use in laboratory and analytical applications.
Common Uses and Applications
Buffer Solution: Sodium acetate solutions can act as effective buffers, maintaining a stable pH level in various chemical and biological processes.
Chemical Reactions: It is used as a reagent in various chemical reactions, including the acetylation of organic compounds.
Analytical Chemistry: Sodium acetate trihydrate is used in analytical chemistry as a reagent for specific tests, such as the Benedict's test for reducing sugars.
pH Adjustment: It can be used to adjust the pH of solutions and to standardize pH meters.
DNA Precipitation: Sodium acetate is often used in molecular biology and biochemistry for DNA precipitation and purification.
Heat Packs: Sodium acetate trihydrate is also known for its exothermic properties. When the supersaturated solution is cooled, it can crystallize and release heat, making it useful in reusable heat packs.
Dyeing and Textile Industry: In the dyeing and textile industry, sodium acetate is used as a mordant to help fix dyes to fabrics.
Electroplating: It is used as an electrolyte in some electroplating processes.
Food and Beverage Industry: Sodium acetate is recognized as a food additive and can be used as a preservative, acidity regulator, and flavor enhancer.
Pharmaceuticals: It may be used in the pharmaceutical industry for certain formulations and chemical processes.
Laboratory Research: Sodium acetate trihydrate ACS grade is widely used in various research applications due to its high purity and consistent properties. Researchers may utilize it for a range of experiments, tests, and procedures.
Preservative for Biological Samples: It can be used to preserve biological samples in laboratory and clinical settings.
- Food and Beverage
- Research & Development
- Electronic Industry
- Dyeing and Textile Industry
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate ACS Reagent Grade Specifications
|pH of a 5% Solution @ 25°C||7.5-9.2|
|Substances Reducing Permanganate||To Pass Test|
|Calcium, Magnesium, and R2O3 Ppt||0.01%|
|Heavy Metals (as Pb)||5 ppm|
Safety and Handling
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