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Sodium Diacetate

Sodium Diacetate

Sodium Diacetate is a sodium salt of acetic acid. It is commonly used as a food preservative and flavoring agent due to its antimicrobial properties and tangy taste. This white crystalline powder is soluble in water and has a slightly acidic pH. It is often added to snack foods, baked goods, seasonings, and sauces to extend shelf life and enhance flavor. Sodium diacetate is also utilized in the pharmaceutical and personal care industries for its various applications.

Chemical Formula:

C4H7NaO4

CAS Number:

126-96-5

Synonyms:

Sodium acetate dihydrate, Sodium acetate ethanoate, E262, Acetic acid sodium salt, Sodium ethanoate

Characteristics

Molar Weight

142.09 g/mol

Melting Point

150-155°C

Boiling Point

Solubility

Soluble in water

Density

150-155°C

Forms

White crystalline powder

Odor

Slightly acetic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Food preservation
  • Shelf-life extension
  • Flavor enhancement
  • Seasoning
  • pH control
  • Acidity regulation
  • Antimicrobial agent

Industries

  • Food and beverage
  • Snack food
  • Bakery
  • Meat and poultry processing
  • Dairy
  • Sauce and dressing
  • Pharmaceutical

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