Agent Name

Sodium diacetate

CAS Number

126-96-5

Formula

C4-H7-O4.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid dimer, sodium salt; Acetic acid, sodium salt (2:1); Acetic acid, sodium salt, compd.with acetic acid (1:1); Dykon; Sodium acetate (1:2); Sodium acetate, acid; Sodium acetate, compd. with acetic acid (1:1); Sodium acid acetate; Sodium hydrogen acetate; Sodium hydrogen diacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White powder with an odor of vinegar; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffer, souring agent, food preservative, animal feed sequestrant, and agricultural fungicide and bactericide; Also used in mordants, varnish hardeners, and anti-tarnishing agents; [HSDB] Used as a fungicide and bactericide in stored grains, to apply to hay during the baling process, and to apply to silage as a fermentation aid; [Reference #1]

Comments

An eye irritant; [HSDB] Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in food; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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