Sodium Acetate

Mangalam Organics Limited is a Manufacturer, Supplier and Exporter of high quality Sodium Acetate Trihydrate. It is used in the textile industry to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams, and as a photoresist while using aniline dyes.

Owing to our huge infrastructure facility, we are able to offer high quality Sodium Acetate Trihydrate. These chemicals are applauded in the market for their stability and effectiveness. It is used in chemical and food industries and for formulating buffer solutions. We formulate it by making use of high quality ingredients, obtained from the authorized vendors of the market. Its quality is examined before delivery to ensure accurate composition.

It is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It has the chemical formula C2h2O2Na and is also known as sodium ethanoate. It is an inexpensive chemical that has a wide range of uses, including as a food additive and pickling agent or a laboratory reagent. It is also the prime ingredient in portable, reusable, chemical-based heating packs.

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  • It is an alkaline salt, being the product of a strong base and a weak acid. Thus, its alkalinity, as well as its low price, makes it attractive in the neutralization of industrial mineral acids discharge.
  • In pest control, it is under study for use as a component of nematicides. Nematodes may be drawn to Sodium Acetate Trihydrate as a kind of bait, even as pheromones, it can be used to draw certain insects.
  • Buffering agent in various industries (e.g. paper industry, cosmetic industry, petroleum industry, textile industry) as the conjugate base of acetic acid, a solution of Sodium Acetate Trihydrate and acetic acid can act as a buffer to keep a relatively constant pH level. This is useful especially in biochemical applications where reactions are pH-dependent in a mildly acidic range (pH 4-6).
  • It is used in the textile industry to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams and also as a photoresist while using aniline dyes.
  • In leather industry, it is used as a pickling agent in chrome tanning.
  • In chemical industry, it is used in the manufacture of diazo compounds.
  • In rubber industry, it is used to retard vulcanization of chloroprene in synthetic rubber production.
  • In processing cotton for disposable cotton pads, it is used to eliminate the buildup of static electricity.
  • It is used to mitigate water damage to concrete by acting as a concrete sealant, while also being environmentally benign and cheaper than the commonly-used epoxy alternative for sealing concrete against water permeation.

Food Additive

It is added to food to help prevent bacterial growth. As an acid, it acts as a neutralizing agent for basic or alkaline foods and can also act as a buffer to help maintain a specific pH. It can also be used to enhance flavors. Unlike many food additives, it has no known adverse effects.

Pickling Agent

Pickling is method of preserving food that not only stops or greatly slows down spoiling caused by microorganisms, but it is a food preservation method that can also enhance flavor. The use of it in pickling is similar to its use as a more simple food additive, but picking uses it in much greater quantities and for longer periods of time. Essentially, food to be pickled, such as a cucumber, is soaked in an acid solution. This imparts a very salty or sour taste. The salty taste comes from the sodium ions, and the sour taste comes from the acetate ions, the ion of acetic acid.

Laboratory Use

It is a very common reagent used in molecular biology and biochemistry labs, among others. Colorado State University notes that researchers use it to extra DNA from cells. The positive sodium cations bind to the negative phosphate charges on the DNA, helping the DNA to condense. In the presence of ethanol, or similar alcohol, DNA forms a precipitate that can then be separated from the aqueous layer.

Industrial Use

It neutralizes the very strong sulfuric acid found in waste streams. It can be used in certain photography processes, helping impart a particular pattern of coating on surfaces. On metallic surfaces, it can help remove impurities, stains, rust or scale and can also aid in the tanning process of leather, as well as cure chloroprene, a synthetic rubber product.

Heating Pad

Those chemical heating pads or hand warmers that you can find at the drug store consist of a supersaturated solution of it in water. Manufacturers place a flat, notched, metal disc in the solution. Flexing or moving the disk releases a very small amount of crystals of it that have adhered to the disk. These crystals then start a chain reaction of crystallization with the rest of the Sodium Acetate Trihydrate. This reaction occurs quickly, releasing a lot of energy stored in the sodium acetate crystal framework. When its molecules crystallize, forming a solid, heat is released. The pad is reusable as it can return to the supersaturated liquid state by soaking the heating pad in boiling water and then allowing it to slowly cool to room temperature. During the process, a small amount of Sodium Acetate Trihydrate crystals will reform on the notched ferrous disk, while the rest of it will exist in the supersaturated liquid state, ready to be reactivated.

    Food Production

    It is widely used as preservative in food production.

  • As preservative and flavor enhancer: in processed meat and bread to extend shelf life.
  • As acidity regulator: in sausage, bread and rice cake to improve flavor.
  • Pharmaceutical

    It is widely used as intermediate in Pharmaceutical.

  • As intermediate: in manufacturing of various medicines.
  • Agriculture/Animal Feed

    It is widely used as buffering agent and ph regulator in Agriculture/Animal Feed.

  • As a ph regulator: in dyeing to neutralize acid.

Industrial Uses

Food Industry

It is widely used as a safe food additive. The co-crystallized form of sodium acetate and acetic acid, called Sodium diacetate, has an extensive usage in flavoring salt and seasoning vinegar chips. It is also used for enhancing the taste of meat and poultry products. It is also known for inhibiting the growth of pathogens.

Medical Sector

It has an extensive usage in the medical field for replenishing lost electrolytes. It is also used as a diuretic. Another interesting application of it is its use in reusable heating pads and hand warmers.

Chemical Industry

A result of strong base and a weak acid, it is a good alkaline salt. Owing to the alkalinity and low price of this chemical, it is used to neutralize the industrial mineral acids discharge. Also, the use of it in nematicides is under study. It is believed to be effective for pest control to kill nematodes, which are a form of parasite.

Other Industrial Uses

It is also used in textile and synthetic rubber production for neutralization strong acids like sulphuric acid. In the leather industry, it is widely used as a buffering agent for leather tanning. Also, this chemical has a wide application in the production of cosmetic and petroleum products.

Mangalam Organics Limited manufactures Camphor, Camphor Oil, Dipentene, Camphene, Sodium Acetate Trihydrate, Alkyl Phenolic Resin, Terpene Phenolic Resin, Glycerol Ester Gum, Penta Ester Gum, Pine Tar, Camphor Tablet in our highly automated production plant, which is located on the Mumbai – Pune expressway in Kumbhivali.

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Village Kumbhivali, Savroli Kharpada Road,Khalapur 410202, Raigad, Maharashtra, India

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