Acetic acid is a colorless, corrosive liquid with a pungent odor of vinegar. Easily soluble in water and methyl alcohol. Acetic acid has hygroscopic properties.
- in the food industry (E260) it is used in the production of pickles, processed cheese, sauces and salads. It is used as a preservative against bacteria and fungi, as well as as a fragrance ingredient;
- in tanning – for tanning leather;
- in the textile industry – for dyeing;
- in heating technology to remove boiler scale;
- in the chemical industry as a component of cleaning and disinfecting agents;
- in industrial water treatment.
- Other applications are: organic synthesis, production of monochloroacetic acid, acetic anhydride, polyvinyl acetate; also as a natural latex coagulator.
Transport and storage:
Acetic acid is a corrosive substance – it is subject to regulations on the transport and storage of hazardous materials.