Potassium acetate (EP/LR) is a white, crystalline powder that is used a lot in many different fields, such as medicine, food, and makeup. It has the chemical formula C2H3KO2 and is a potassium salt of acetic acid.

Potassium acetate (EP/LR) is used as a buffering agent in medicines and intravenous solutions in the drug business. It is also used to make fluids for dialysis, and it is often added to plasma expanders to make them more stable and lower the chance that they will clot.
Potassium acetate (EP/LR) is used in the food business as a preservative and to control how acidic something is. It is often added to baked items, processed meats, and dairy products to improve their texture and make them last longer on the shelf. It is also used to improve the taste of some snack foods.

Potassium acetate (EP/LR) is also used in skincareĀ and hair care items as a pH adjuster and a preservative.
This product is safe to use and has been cleared by regulatory agencies around the world, such as the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the British Pharmacopoeia (BP). It also meets the standards of the USP (United States Pharmacopeia).



Chemical Name Potassium Acetate
CAS Nos. 127-08-2
HS Code 2915.29.90
Color & Physical Form White Crystals
Active Ingredient CH3COOK
Assay Min. 99%
Molecular Wt. 98.14
pH 09-Jul
Clarity Clear and Colourless
Loss on Drying NMT 1%
Chloride NMT 0.05%
Sulphates NMT 0.05%
Iron NMT 0.001%
Heavy Metals (as Pb) NMT 0.001%


* Potassium acetate is used as it offers the advantage of being less aggressive on soils and much less corrosive, and for this reason is preferred for airport runways.
* Potassium acetate is used as part of replacement protocols in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. because of its ability to break down into bicarbonate and help neutralize the acidotic state.
* Potassium acetate is used in food additives as a preservative and acidity regulator.
* Potassium acetate is used in mixtures applied for tissue preservation, fixation and mummification.
* Potassium Acetate is also used as laboratory reagent, laboratory chemical


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Other information

EINECS No. 204-822-2
Category Non Hazardous
Reach Registration No
MSDS Available on request

Chemical Formula

Potassium Acetate