Potassium acetate

Potassium acetate is used as a deicing agent and in fire extinguishers. It is also used as a food additive and in personal care and cleaning products. Potassium acetate is also used as a buffer in molecular biology research, more specifically in the isolation of DNA.



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  • Industry chemicals
  • Home & Personal care
  • Anti-freeze products
  • Food additive
  • Laboratory chemical
  • Personal care products
  • Cleaning products
  • Intermediate


  • Potassium acetate: min. 99%
  • pH in 5% solution: 7.5-8.5
  • Chloride (Cl⁻): max. 50 ppm
  • Aluminium (Al): max. 1 ppm
  • Sulphate (SO₄): max. 50 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): max. 1 ppm
  • Calcium (Ca): ≤0.04%
  • Sodium (Na): ≤0.40%
  • Magnesium (Mg): ≤0.01%
  • Arsenic (As): max. 2 ppm
  • Heavy metals: max. 4 ppm

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