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PERACETIC ACID
Weight76.051 g/mol
FormulaC2H4O3
Hydrogen Acceptors3
Hydrogen Donors1
Aromatic Rings0
Rotatable Bonds0

PERACETIC ACID (79-21-0)

Peroxyacetic Acid  ·  Acetyl Hydroperoxide  ·  Sodium Peracetate

Score: #583 in Biology , #620 in Chemistry
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Safety

  • H226: Flammable liquid and vapor
    Warning Flammable liquids - Category 3
  • H227: Combustible liquid
    Warning Flammable liquids - Category 4
  • H302: Harmful if swallowed
    Warning Acute toxicity, oral - Category 4
  • H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
    Danger Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1A, B, C
  • H330: Fatal if inhaled
    Danger Acute toxicity, inhalation - Category 1, 2
  • H370: Causes damage to organs
    Danger Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure - Category 1
  • H400: Very toxic to aquatic life
    Warning Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard - Category 1
  • H401: Toxic to aquatic life
    Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard - Category 2

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Alternate Names

  • Peroxyacetic Acid
  • Acetyl Hydroperoxide
  • Sodium Peracetate
  • Desoxone-1
  • Dialax
  • Peroxyethanoic Acid
  • Peracetic Acid, Sodium Salt
  • Desoxone 1
  • Desoxone1
  • Zinc Peracetate
  • SMILES
    CC(=O)OO
  • InChIKey
    KFSLWBXXFJQRDL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Estimated Properties

Boiling Point 128 C EPA T.E.S.T.
Density 1.09 g/cm3 EPA T.E.S.T.
Flash Point 30.23 C EPA T.E.S.T.
Water Solubility 364958 mg/L EPA T.E.S.T.

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Synthesis

1-hydroperoxyethanol  +  dimethyl sulfide (Corey-Kim oxidation of secondary alcohols)
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