Definition and Usage Areas of Sodium Acetate
Sodium Acetate; It is the sodium salt of acetic acid, which looks like a white powder and liquefies when it reacts with water. The chemical name of Sodium Acetate is referred to as ”Sodium Acetate”. Sodium acetate in anhydrite structure, whose chemical formula is ”C2H3NAO2”, shows solubility in water. It is not a dangerous product.
In cases where sodium acetate comes into contact with the skin and eyes, it is sufficient to wash with plenty of water. If swallowed, drink plenty of water immediately and consult a doctor. It is flammable, in case of fire, the formation of dangerous gases may occur. You can use water, carbon dioxide, foam and powder to extinguish. Storage type does not require a special area. It is stored in normal, cool, dry, approved packaging and warehouse conditions. The area you store should be between +5 and +30 degrees. Obtaining this colorless salt has a wide range of uses thanks to its unique properties.
There is sodium acetate in the instant heater bags called “Heat Packs”, which are not missing in the first aid kits of the divers, especially those who are engaged in extreme sports, and search and rescue teams. Because when sodium acetate reacts, it emits heat around it. This feature has been used. In order to provide convenience to us in other uses of the heater bag; It can warm car seats, thaw frozen pipes, warm baby bottles and even act as a cushion for our aching wrists.
Supply of sodium acetate; It is possible to obtain from small size to large size over the internet. Or you can find it at places that sell chemical materials.
- In oil production
- in drilling mud
- In the food department; It is used as an additive with the code E262
- In the chemistry department; It can be used as buffers in electroplating by keeping the added solution at a constant pH level.
- In the leather industry; It is used for tanning.
- In the textile sector; Aniline provides neutralization by acting as a photo resistor in paints.
- In the production of synthetic rubber
- It is used as an intermediate of dyes, pigments, drugs and organic compounds such as cinnamic acid.
- In the field of medicine; It is used in physiotherapy, puerperium, pediatrics, chemotherapy, back pain and sports injuries.
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