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Peracetic acid

General Information

Our peracetic acid products are equilibrium mixtures of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water that are available in various grades.

Concentrations up to 15 percent are used as sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants are used in food and beverage industry, for aseptic packaging (PET), in laundries, in animal health care, as an anti-slime agent, for wastewater treatment and as a sterilant in medical applications. Grades with higher concentrations up to 40 percent are are exclusively used for oxidation reactions in chemical synthesis.

Basic information about peracetic acid

Technical data

Description

CAS name

Peracetic acic

CAS number

79-21-0

Markets

Agriculture
Environment and Utilities
Food, Feed and Beverages
Personal Care
Pharma and Healthcare
Plastics
Pulp, Paper and Packaging

Effects

Bleaching agent
Disinfectant
Disinfectant for wastewater and cooling water treatment
Oxidizer

EINECS

201-186-8

REACH

Pre-registered

TSCA

8 (b)

Status

Biocidal product acoording 98/8/EC

Code

PERACLEAN®

Synonyms

PERACLEAN®
PERACETIC ACID
PEROXYETHANOIC ACID
ACETYL HYDROPEROXIDE
ETHANEPEROXOIC ACID
PEROXYACETIC ACID
PAA
PERACETICACID
PERACID

Molecular weight

76.05 g/mol

Purity

0.4-40%

Delivery form

Can, drum, tote, bulk

Comment

Peracetic acid is an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water. Various grades are available.