Sodium acetate trihydrate (Super Grade)
Sodium acetate trihydrate is the sodium salt of acetic acid. It is white to colourless crystals or powder, soluble in water and ether, lightly soluble in ethanol. It may be added to food as a seasoning, sometimes in the form of sodium diacetate, a one-to-one complex of sodium acetate and acetic acid, given the E-number E262. It is often used to give potato chips a salt and vinegar flavor. Sodium acetate is used in the textile industry to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams and also as a photoresist while using aniline dyes. It is also a pickling agent in chrome tanning and helps to impede vulcanization of chloroprene in synthetic rubber production.