Physico-chemical Properties

Identity

Appearance

Colorless, clear liquid

Characterization

Oxidizing agent and disinfectant, pungent odor, peracetic acid is an equilibrium mixture consisting of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water according to equation:

CH3 COOH + H2O2 CH3CO-OOH + H2O

Peracetic acid is available in various concentrations from Evonik

Molecular weight

76.05 g/mole (based on 100 %)

CAS No.

79-21-0

EINECS No.

2011868

Physical and chemical properties

Miscible with water. Thermal decomposition occurs at temperatures above 60 °C.

Selection of commercial formulations

Grade

Peracetic Acid

Hydrogen Peroxide

PERACLEAN® 5

4.0 - 5.4%

26.0 – 27.0%

PERACLEAN® 10

9.0 - 10.7%

20.0 - 22.0%

PERACLEAN® 15

14.0 - 16%

21.0 -23.5%

PERACLEAN® 35

35.0 - 38.0%

6.0 – 8.0%

PERACLEAN® 40

38.5 – 40.5%

4.0 – 6.0%

The table above gives a selection only. Our product portfolio covers the whole concentration range of commercial peracetic acid products. Please contact us to check the availability of a particular grade.