Overview: What is Sodium Diacetate?
An antimicrobial agent, Sodium Diacetate is a salt of Acetic Acid used most commonly in the food and beverage industries sold as a colourless to white crystal and powder. Its odour and taste are akin to a blend of salt and vinegar.
The manufacturing process occurs by neutralising Acetic Acid with an evaporating agent. When they react, a product is created more acidic than even the concentrated forms of acetic acid. The chemical reaction is as below:
2CH3CO2H + NaOH = Na+[(CH3CO2)2H]- + H2O
The result is a stable crystal. Sodium Diacetate does not exist significantly as a solution, as its benefits are most effective as a solid.
Sodium Diacetate has two primary uses - as a preservative and a flavouring in foods and other foods. As mentioned earlier, it has a taste similar to salt and vinegar. With this, you can find it within foods such as crisps, snacks and flavour blends. Other applications include preserving meat and grain, regulating acidity in food, pharmaceuticals and even some cosmetics.
Sodium Diacetate at Kilo Ltd.
Businesses throughout the UK use a wide range of ingredients, many of which Kilo supplies every day. As a BRC accredited supplier, Kilo works with high-quality sources and manufacturers across the globe. Whether you need one bag, one pallet, or more, we are here to help.
Hopefully, this document is of interest to you. Should you require additional details, pricing, or anything in between, please feel free to get in touch. We are available using the links on the website, email or by calling our experienced sales team on 01384 293 222.
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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.