Sodium Diacetate
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Title: Sodium Diacetate
CAS Registry Number: 126-96-5
Additional Names: Sodium acid acetate
Trademarks: Dykon
Molecular Formula: C4H7NaO4
Molecular Weight: 142.09
Percent Composition: C 33.81%, H 4.97%, Na 16.18%, O 45.04%
Line Formula: CH3COONa.CH3COOH
Literature References: Described as a "bound" compd of sodium acetate and acetic acid.
Properties: White powder, dec above 150°. Sol in water, liberating 42.25% available acetic acid.
Use: Acetic acid in solid form; sequestrant; food preservative to inhibit molds and rope-forming bacteria in bread: Glabe, Food Ind. 14, no. 2, 46 (1942).

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