Where to Buy Sodium Acetate
Wondering where you can purchase Sodium Acetate? Let us help, we carry Sodium Acetate Anhydrous that is a Technical grade. You will want to choose a supplier that has been around a while and can provide product quickly. Soapgoods has been in business since 2006 and normally ships items out the same or next business day. We also have a 45-day satisfaction guarantee.
Where is Sodium Acetate from?
Sodium acetate is a manufactured product, manufactured industrially for consumer use. It may be unnaturally produced, however, it is made from the sodium salt of acetic acid which is an organic compound.
It is possible to make small batches of Sodium Acetate at home, you can find some ideas on making your own Sodium Acetate here
Geographically our Sodium Acetate is Made in the USA
How fast can I get it
We Guarantee Your order ships out the same or next business day! This means in the South East you will have your order in 1 to 3 business days, in the North East normally 3 to 4 days and in the West normally 4 to 5 days. For full details on shipping and processing times please see our expected delivery times.
These times are based on business days, not including weekends or holidays.
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How Does it Ship
Our Sodium Acetate is packed in sturdy, recloseable plastic bags. The larger sizes, 50 lbs and higher are packaged in the industrial-grade paper bags lined in plastic, typical of bulk chemical packaging.
Which Grade do you need
Sodium Acetate is available in several types and grades including Anhydrous and Trihydrate as well as pharmaceutical and technical grades. The Anhydrous is normally a powder while the Trihydrate is typically a granular crystal. Also, the Trihydrate is very soluble in water compared to the anhydrous version. The anhydrous offers different characteristics including low dustiness, higher reactivity, higher density, and improved free-flow-ability. The molecular weight of the Trihydrate is 136.08 g/mol compared to the anhydrous at 82.04 g/mol. The Cas No for Sodium Acetate Anhydrous is 127-09-03, the Trihydrate is identified by CAS No. 6131-90-4
Is Sodium Acetate Dangerous
In general Sodium Acetate is a fairly safe chemical, in fact, it is on the FDA's list of Generally Recognized as Safe (Gras) chemicals. In relatively small levels it is benign in the environment, and not considered harmful.
In fact, it is a major component of Sodium diacetate that is a very common preservative and flavor enhancer used in many foods. It is however considered to be an eye and a little bit of a skin irritant in some situations.
The other caution is that Sodium Acetate can be flammable if brought into contact with open flames, it also reacts if mixed with oxidizers such as nitrc acid or potassium nitrate.
How Long can you Keep Sodium Acetate
Sodium Acetate, if stored in ideal storage conditions can last anywhere from 2 to 4 years or more. It is best to keep it dry, cool and out of the sun, an airtight container would work great. Regular testing after the 2 years will ensure the sodium acetate still works well in your application. However if at all possible it is best to only purchase quantities that will be used in 2 years to ensure ideal performance.
How is Sodium Acetate Made
Sodium acetate is manufactured by reacting acetic acid (vinegar) with sodium hydroxide. There are other manufacturing methods including using sodium carbonate instead of the sodium hydroxide. A manufacturer could even create sodium acetate by combining vinegar and sodium bicarbonate (baking Soda)
You can actually make sodium Acetate at home using Baking Soda, Vinegar, Coffee Filters and a spoon. Your results may vary and we suggest caution but you can find more information on making sodium acetate here
Sodium Acetate Uses
Sodium acetate is commonly used to help increase the life of concrete through helping to seal it against water permeation. It has been used as a substitute for the epoxy to this ends.
Also commonly used with Acetic Acid to act as a buffer to maintain a consistent pH level between 4 -6.
It is also commonly used in the tanning, to increase the penetration of the dyes and tanning products. It also helps to increase the rate at which the tan is absorbed.
In the TEXTILE industry, sodium acetate is considered a dye and color intermediate, with specific use as a mordant in the dyeing process, it is also used in the in textile industries to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams. Because of its ability to remove insoluble calcium salts, sodium acetate is further used by the textile industry to improve the wearing quality of finished fabrics.
It is also commonly used in the petrochemical industries.
If you want to make your own hot ice you will need Sodium Acetate as it is a major ingredient. You can find a formula to make hot ice below.
It is also commonly used as a polymerization catalyst and in detergents, for its thermal energy storage characteristics, You can find Sodium Acetate used in conjunction with Sodium Diacetate to increase flavors of various foods.
Is Sodium Acetate Natural?
Sodium Acetate is a salt of Acetic Acid and sodium hydroxide. Acetic acid is an organic compound, so it really depends on if the individual would consider it natural in that circumstance. Acetic acid is products naturally as fruits begin to spoil.
- Synonyms: Sodium Acetate Anhydrous
- Grade: Technical Grade
- CAS: 127-09-3
- Appearance: White Powder
- Solubility: Soluble
- Natural or Synthetic: Synthetically produced from natural product.
- Recommended Retest or Shelf life: 2 Years
- Storage: Store in a cool dry, dark place. Airtight is recommended
What type of Sodium Acetate is this
We carry Sodium Acetate Anhydrous, a technical grade.
How do I know this is Good
Our Sodium Acetate is manufactured to the highest standards by one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Headquartered right here in the USA. They have been in operation for almost 100 years. We also have a 45 day, return period for our products including our Sodium Acetate.
How to Use Sodium Acetate for Dry Ice
What you need to do is saturate the water with sodium acetate at a high temperature. There are 2 ways of getting this.
Heat water to about 60 deg C, then add sodium acetate until it will no longer dissolve. Pour the liquid into a vessel, making sure you DO NOT transfer any solid into the vessel. Stick the solution into the fridge until it is cooled to fridge temperature or even room temperature. At this point, the solution is supercooled, and any trigger can induce crystallization.
Make a saturated solution of sodium acetate at room temperature (i.e. add acetate until you are left with an undissolved layer). Heat the solution to 60 deg C, which causes the remainder to dissolve. Once the solution is completely clear, pour it into a vessel and stick it in the fridge, as in method 1.
Method 1 will give you more crystals when touched, but any solid transferred will ruin the experiment. Method 2 will always work but generates fewer crystals.
There are no other specifics. You need to make a supersaturated solution, and can not transfer any solid material from the saturate.
How to Make Hot Ice With Sodium Acetate
Things You'll Need:
- Sodium acetate
- Small sauce pan
Fill a saucepan will water and heat it until it is near-boiling. Boiling is too hot, but a small amount of simmering is okay. The main thing is to make the water hot.
Dissolve as much sodium acetate into the water as possible. The more you dissolve into the water, the denser the crystals will be when they form the hot ice. Keep stirring in as much as possible until you can no longer get the sodium acetate to dissolve in the water. It is important to stir the mixture constantly at this stage.
Know that when the mixture is completely dissolved, pour it into a glass or other container. Make sure to only pour the water with dissolved sodium acetate into the glass. If any sodium acetate remains undissolved, leave it in the bottom of the pan as you pour.
Place the glass in your refrigerator to allow the water to cool.
Be aware that after the mixture has cooled, pour some into a tray, mold or whatever container you wish to hold the hot ice. As you pour it into the tray, note that it remains in liquid form.
Just touching the solution will not instigate the reaction, you must introduce a "seed" crystal. To do this, lightly moisten your fingertip so a couple of dry/un-dissolved crystals will stick there, now you're ready to touch the solution. Touch the top of the liquid with the tip of your finger. You do not need to dip your finger or hold it on the liquid. Just a quick tap is all that is needed. Hot ice crystals will instantly form where you touch and will spread through the mixture until every drop of liquid is in a frozen but hot crystalline state. In just one second you will have hot ice.