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Identification

Chemical structure
Display Name:
Peracetic acid
EC Number:
201-186-8
EC Name:
Peracetic acid
CAS Number:
79-21-0
Molecular formula:
C2H4O3
IUPAC Name:
Peracetic acid generated by perhydrolysis of N-acetylcaprolactam by hydrogen peroxide in alkaline conditions

Type of Substance

Composition:
mono-constituent substance
Origin:
organic

Substance Identifiers open all close all

  • 201-186-8
  • 79-21-0
  • ASPERIX®
  • Oxystrong
  • PERACLEAN®
  • Proxisol
  • Proxitane
  • Solbrite
  • Compositions

    Boundary Composition(s) open all close all

    State Form:
    liquid


    Constituent 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Peracetic acid
    EC Number:
    201-186-8
    EC Name:
    Peracetic acid
    CAS Number:
    79-21-0
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O3
    IUPAC Name:
    Peracetic acid generated by perhydrolysis of N-acetylcaprolactam by hydrogen peroxide in alkaline conditions

    Legal Entity Composition(s) open all close all

    State Form:
    liquid
    Degree of purity:
    >= 90 - <= 95 % (w/w)


    Constituent 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Peracetic acid
    EC Number:
    201-186-8
    EC Name:
    Peracetic acid
    CAS Number:
    79-21-0
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O3
    IUPAC Name:
    Peracetic acid generated by perhydrolysis of N-acetylcaprolactam by hydrogen peroxide in alkaline conditions
    Impurity 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    EC Number:
    231-765-0
    EC Name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    CAS Number:
    7722-84-1
    Molecular formula:
    H2O2
    IUPAC Name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    Impurity 2
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Acetic acid
    EC Number:
    200-580-7
    EC Name:
    Acetic acid
    CAS Number:
    64-19-7
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O2
    IUPAC Name:
    Acetic acid
    State Form:
    liquid
    Degree of purity:
    ca. 40 % (w/w)


    Constituent 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Peracetic acid
    EC Number:
    201-186-8
    EC Name:
    Peracetic acid
    CAS Number:
    79-21-0
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O3
    IUPAC Name:
    Peracetic acid generated by perhydrolysis of N-acetylcaprolactam by hydrogen peroxide in alkaline conditions
    Impurity 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Acetic acid
    EC Number:
    200-580-7
    EC Name:
    Acetic acid
    CAS Number:
    64-19-7
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O2
    IUPAC Name:
    Acetic acid
    Impurity 2
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    EC Number:
    231-765-0
    EC Name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    CAS Number:
    7722-84-1
    Molecular formula:
    H2O2
    IUPAC Name:
    Hydrogen peroxide
    State Form:
    liquid


    Constituent 1
    Chemical structure
    Reference substance name:
    Peracetic acid
    EC Number:
    201-186-8
    EC Name:
    Peracetic acid
    CAS Number:
    79-21-0
    Molecular formula:
    C2H4O3
    IUPAC Name:
    Peracetic acid generated by perhydrolysis of N-acetylcaprolactam by hydrogen peroxide in alkaline conditions
    State Form:
    liquid