Calcium Acetate

CAS No: 62-54-4, 5743-26-0
E No: E263
Einecs No: 269-613-0
HS Code: 29152910
Molecular Formula: C4H6CaO4
Molecular Weight: 158.166 g/mol

Brief Introduction:

1. Calcium Acetate Description
2. Specification
2.1) CAS Number
2.2) Calcium Acetate Formula
2.3) Structure
2.4) Solubility
2.5) PH
2.6) Molar Mass
3. What is calcium acetate used for ?
4. Calcium acetate side effects

What is Calcium acetate?

Calcium acetate is one kind of calcium salt of acetic acid. As a chemical compund ,Its formula is Ca(C2H3O2)2. Its standard name is calcium acetate, and many people call it calcium ethanoate . Monohydrate (Ca(CH3COO)2•H2O) is the common form because it is hygroscopic.

Cas Number : 62-54-4
Calcium Acetate Formula:   C4H6CaO4

calcium acetate structure
calcium acetate structure

Calcium Acetate Solubility
1.Calcium acetate is easily soluble in water, its solubility is 37g /100mL water at 0℃, and the solubility is 30g/100mL water at 100℃.
2. Insoluble in ethanol, insoluble in acetone and benzene.
PH :7.2–8.2
Calcium Acetate molar mass is numerically equal to its relative molecular weight, unit: g/mol
Relative molecular mass of acetic acid (CH3COOH): 60
So the molar mass of acetic acid: 60g/mol

What Is Calcium Acetate Used For ?

1.Used as an analytical reagent.
2.Used as a food stabilizer, corrosion inhibitor, and acetate synthesis.
3.Used in the production of acetone, acetic acid and polyester industries.
4.Calcium acetate is one kind of food calcium fortifier, and the absorption effect is better than that of inorganic calcium. It can be used in foods for infants and children, the usage amount is 3.0~6.0g/kg (calculated as elemental calcium, the same below); it is 1.6~3.2g/kg in cereals and its products,; it is 0.6~0.8 g/kg in liquid and milk beverages.
5.Chelating agent; antifungal agent; stabilizer; buffer; flavoring agent; preservative; curing agent; nutrition fortifier; Ph value regulator; processing aid.
6.Used in analytical reagents, organic synthesis, printing and dyeing and pharmaceutical industries, or as food stabilizers, chelating agents, fungicides, buffers, flavoring agents, corrosion inhibitors.

Calcium Acetate Side Effects

Calcium acetate has some side effects as food additive: occasionally belching and constipation .
It can cause increased secretion of rebound gastric acid if some people suffers from hypercalcemia and renal insufficiency.