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Reagent Grade – High purity. Often equal to purity standards set by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Use for quantitative analysis.
CAS No.: 108-24-7
Acetic anhydride available for sale here at Euro Mega Lab is an organic solvent. On dissolution in water it undergoes solvolysis to afford acetic acid. It is widely employed for the acetylation of various alcohols. Wacher process (starting reagent + a ketene) and Knapsack process (starting reagent = acetaldehyde) have been reported for the industrial preparation of acetic anhydride.
Application Acetic anhydride
Acetic anhydride may be used as a reactant to synthesize:
• 3-acetoxybenzoic acid by reacting with 3-hydroxybenzoic acid.
• 6-dimethylamino-2,3-naphthalenedicarboxylic anhydride, a precursor to prepare 6-dimethylaminonaphthalimide.
As indicated by its organic chemistry, Ac2O is mainly used for acetylations leading to commercially significant materials. Its largest application is for the conversion of cellulose to cellulose acetate, which is a component of photographic film and other coated materials. Similarly it is used in the production of aspirin, acetyl salicylic acid, which is prepared by the acetylation of salicylic acid. It is also used as a wood preservative via autoclave impregnation to make a longer lasting timber.