Acid acetic syntheticThe food additive of E260 is known to all as acetic acid or vinegar. The additive of E260 is used in the food industry as the acidity regulator. Generally acetic acid is applied in the form of water solutions in proportions of 3 - 9% (vinegar) and 70 - 80% (acetic essence). The additive of E260 has a characteristic pungent smell.
Acid acetic (synthetic) (CH3COOH), is made by a carbonylation method from methanol and carbon monoxide on the rhodic catalyst, applied in production of salts and air, acetic anhydride, an atsetilkhlorid, dyes, insecticides as solvent of varnishes and paints, and also as a latex coagulant.
Acetic acid belongs to the 3rd class of danger. During the work with acetic acid it is necessary to apply the individual means of protection (filtering gas masks). First aid at burns - plentiful washing by water.