Potassium Acetate is mainly used in the production of penicillium sylvite, as a chemical reagent, preparation of anhydrous ethanol, industrial catalysts, additives, fillers and so on.
In drilling, potassium acetate can improve the adaptability of drilling fluid.
Potassium acetate is a chemical agent, in the form of a white powder, used as an analytical reagent to adjust PH.It can also be used as a desiccant in the manufacture of transparent glass and the pharmaceutical industry.It can also be used as a buffer, diuretic, fabric and paper softener, catalyst, etc.
It can also be used as an anti-icing material to replace chlorides such as calcium chloride and magnesium chloride.It is less corrosive and corrosive to soil and is especially suitable for de-icing airport runways, but it is more expensive.Food additives (preservative and acidity control).Components of a fire extinguisher.Used in ethanol to precipitate DNA.Used for preserving and fixing biological tissue, used in conjunction with formaldehyde.
Physical and chemical properties
Properties: colourless or white crystalline powder.Have alkali taste, easy deliquescence.
Relative density: 1.57g/cm^3(solid) 25 °C(lit.)
Soluble in water, soluble in methanol, ethanol, liquid ammonia.Insoluble in ether and acetone.
The solution was alkaline to litmus, but not to phenolphthalein.Low toxicity.Combustible.
Refractive index: n20/D 1.370
Water solubility: 2694 g/L (25 ºC)
The conditions to be avoided during storage are moisture, heating, ignition, spontaneous combustion and strong oxidizing agent.