We supply ethanoic acid glacial for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for orders over 4 items. We also offer many other options, including bespoke blending and personalised labelling. With over 40 years’ experience in the field, we’ve built an enviable reputation for high-quality products and excellent customer service.
Safety and Health Concerns
A glacial solution is an anhydrous highly concentrated solution of ethanoic acid, and as such must be handled with extreme care. Even though ethanoic acid is classed as a weak acid, glacial solutions are still very corrosive. Prolonged exposure to high concentrations of ethanoic acid may cause throat, nose and eye irritation, as well as skin burns. More serious cases may result in permanent damage to the lungs and upper respiratory tract.
It’s important to note that any symptoms may not appear until a few hours after the incident. To avoid such risks, appropriate clothing, including goggles and gloves must be worn at all times. In this case, common latex gloves offer very little protection in case of spillage, and nitrile rubber gloves are a safer option. All safety information can be downloaded from our website.
In addition, glacial ethanoic acid can become flammable at high temperatures – above 40 degree Celsius – by forming explosive mixtures with air at these temperatures. It’s always important to store this compound in a cool and well-ventilated area.
We pride ourselves in offering a fast delivery service, and products are usually dispatched within 24 hours after purchase. A member of staff is always happy to help before, during and after your order, to ensure that our products meets your expectations. In addition to glacial solutions, we also offer other ethanoic acid products, including for analytical use and more dilute solutions.
Maximum Limits of Impurities
Non Volatile Matter
Hazard Statement Code
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statement Code
Do not breathe vapour/ spray.
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
Why Buy Ethanoic Acid Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
At ReAgent, we supply ethanoic acid in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders over 4 items. With all our products, we also offer further options, such as customised labelling or specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information or free technical advice.
About Ethanoic Acid
Ethanoic acid also known as acetic acid is a colourless solution with the formula C2H4O2. However, to reflect better its molecular structure, the formula is sometimes written as CH3-C(=O)OH or simply CH3COOH. It is the simplest of the carboxylic acids, and although its generally classified as a weak acid, it can still be very corrosive in concentrated solutions.
Uses of Ethanoic Acid
This organic compound makes up roughly about 4-8% of vinegar (by volume), giving it its characteristic sour taste and pungent smell. At home, its used not only in cooking but also as a cleaning and descaling agent. In this case, ethanoic acid is synthesised from a variety of alcoholic substances via bacterial fermentation.
In addition to its use in vinegar production, ethanoic acid has many important industrial uses, including as a precursor of cellulose acetate (for photographic film) and polyvinyl acetate (for synthetic fibres and fabrics). For these applications, cheaper synthetic ethanoic acid is used.
Anhydrous and highly concentrated solutions of ethanoic acid are commonly known as glacial solutions, deriving from the structures similar to ice crystals that start forming as the temperature drops below 16 degree Celsius (about 60 Fahrenheit).
Our Quality Promise
All our products come with a 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. We offer ethanoic acid for various applications, from laboratory grade to general use, and various concentrations. In addition, we offer a wide range of products, from specialised test kits to bespoke chemicals to cover your needs.