Sodium acetate trihydrate USP/Ph.Eur 500GM Go Back


: 6131-90-4

Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight

: 136.08
Appearance: Colorless, transparent crystals, or white, granular crystalline powder, or white flakes
Solubility: Very soluble in water, soluble in ethanol (96%)
Identification (For Acetates): A blue precipitate should form or dark blue colour should devlope
Identification (Sodium): A dence white precipitate should form
Identification (By Loss on drying): 39.0% - 40.5%
Appearance of solution: Clear and colourless solution
pH: 7.5 - 9.0
Reducing substances: A pink colour should persist for atleast 1h
Chlorides: 200ppm max
Sulphate (SO4): 50 ppm max.
Arsenic (As): 2ppm max
Calcium(Ca)&Magnesium(Mg): 50ppm max
Calcium(Ca)& Magnesium(Mg): No turbidity should produce within 5 min
Iron (Fe): 10ppm max
Loss on drying at 130°C: 39.0% - 40.5%
Assay (Dried substance): 99.0% - 101.0%
Insoluble matter: 0.05% max.
Potassium (K): No precipitate should form
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