CAS Number: 126-96-5

E-Number: E262

EC Number: 204-814-9

Mol. Formula: NaH(C2H3O2)2

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25 kg Kilo Bag Option for Sodium Diacetate

What is Sodium Diacetate?

Sodium Diacetate is a versatile chemical compound for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors. It is a white crystalline powder with a slightly acidic taste and odour. It is an antimicrobial and fungicidal agent used as a food preservative, flavouring agent, and pH regulator.

Manufacturing Sodium Diacetate occurs by combining acetic acid and sodium acetate in a specific ratio. The chemical reaction is:

2CH3CO2H + NaOH = Na+[(CH3CO2)2H]- + H2O

The resulting compound is a white crystalline powder that is then dried and milled to the desired particle size. The manufacturing process can also include other chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide or hydrogen peroxide, to enhance the antimicrobial properties of the final product. The production of Sodium Diacetate is typically carried out in large-scale industrial facilities using specialized equipment and strict quality control measures to ensure the purity and consistency of the product. The resulting powder can then be packaged and distributed to various industries for use in their products.

Sodium Diacetate is a widely used chemical compound with various applications in different industries. The food industry uses it as a preservative and flavouring agent in baked goods, cheese, and meat-based products. It is also a pH regulator, preventing spoilage and extending the shelf life. Sodium Diacetate is approved for use in the UK by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) when within the specified levels.

In the beverage industry, Sodium Diacetate is a preservative and acidifier in various drinks, including fruit juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. It is also added to carbonated beverages to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and microorganisms.

In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used as an excipient in various medicines and as a preservative in some injectable drugs. Cosmetic products also use Sodium Diacetate as a pH adjuster and preservative. Finally, industrial applications include leather, textiles, and paper as a fungicide and antimicrobial agents.

Sodium Diacetate at Kilo Ltd.

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Industry Applications

Foods | Meats, Snacks, Flavour Blends, Bread
Cosmetics | Moisturisers, Creams, Oils

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