Sodium acetate

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Infobox on Sodium acetate
Example of Sodium acetate
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Sodium acetate


Sodium acetate, CH3COONa, also abbreviated NaOAc, also sodium ethanoate, is the sodium salt of acetic acid. This colourless salt has a wide range of uses.


Dye and colour intermediate, pharmaceuticals, cinnamic acid, soaps, photography, purification of glucose, meat preservation, medicine, electroplating, tanning, dehydrating agent, buffer, lab reagent, food additive.

Shipment / Storage

Sodium acetate is shipped in bags or drums. Subject to loss in weight.

Risk factors

Sodium acetate is not listed as a dangerous cargo. Consult the applicable MSDS sheet for safe handling advice.