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Parchem is a proud supplier of Acetic Anhydride!

Dec 22, 2017

by Jessica Howard

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals is a full-service chemical distributor that meets the needs of its customers at all levels of the supply chain.  We are proud to offer an extensive catalog of essential, multi-use specialty chemicals including acetic anhydride, a vital intermediate and reagent in the synthetics, plastics, pharmaceutical and other industries.

Acetic anhydride [ CAS 108-24-7 ] is also known as ethanoic anhydride, acetyl oxide, acetic oxide, DEA Code 8519, acetic acid, and 1,1''-anhydride. It is a highly concentrated, clear, colorless organic liquid with a sharp acetic odor, which produces acetic acid (the active ingredient in vinegar) when reacted with water or air moisture. There are also several manufacturing processes for acetic anhydride.

This compound is an important reagent used primarily in the manufacture of cellulose acetate fibers and plastics. Other applications for acetic anhydride are in the making of aspirin, as well as industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, flavors, synthetic fibers, dyes, explosives, and herbicides. Additionally, it can be used as a dehydrating agent in reaction mixtures to help remove water, and as an esterifying agent in the preparation of modified food starch.

Acetic anhydride is a corrosive, flammable, combustible liquid and is a DEA List II substance, requiring the utmost adherence to hazardous material transport and storage safety standards. Parchem consistently delivers on its promise of performance, commitment, and passion when providing specialty chemicals for manufacturing and distribution. Our logistics experts know which channels to route chemicals safely and efficiently, and that’s one of the reasons Parchem is an NACD verified Responsible Distributor and has recently celebrated its renewed ISO:9001 certification. 

If you are looking for a comprehensive sourcing partner to provide complete and integrated service at all stages of the supply chain, contact Parchem today!

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