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Substance Name: Peracetic acid
RN: 79-21-0
UNII: I6KPI2E1HD
InChIKey: KFSLWBXXFJQRDL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A liquid that functions as a strong oxidizing agent. It has an acrid odor and is used as a disinfectant.

Molecular Formula

  • C2-H4-O3

Molecular Weight

  • 76.0506
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Disinfectants
  • Germicide, Bactericide, Disinfectant
  • Noxae
  • Oxidants
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • Tumor Data

Superlist Classification Code

  • Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) = 500 lb

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Peracetic acid

MeSH Heading

  • Peracetic acid

Synonyms

  • 4-02-00-00390 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • Acetic peroxide
  • Acetyl hydroperoxide
  • Acide peracetique
  • Acide peracetique [French]
  • Acide peroxyacetique
  • Acide peroxyacetique [French]
  • Acido peroxiacetico
  • Acido peroxiacetico [Spanish]
  • BRN 1098464
  • Caswell No. 644
  • CCRIS 686
  • Desoxon 1
  • EC 201-186-8
  • EINECS 201-186-8
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 063201
  • Estosteril
  • Ethaneperoxoic acid
  • HSDB 1106
  • Hydroperoxide, acetyl
  • Kyselina peroxyoctova
  • Kyselina peroxyoctova [Czech]
  • Monoperacetic acid
  • Osbon AC
  • PAA
  • Peracetic acid
  • Peroxoacetic acid
  • Peroxyacetic acid
  • Proxitane 4002
  • UNII-I6KPI2E1HD

Systematic Names

  • Ethaneperoxoic acid
  • Peracetic acid
  • Peroxyacetic acid

Superlist Names

  • Ethaneperoxic acid
  • Ethaneperoxoic acid
  • Peracetic acid
  • Peroxyacetic acid
  • Peroxyacetic acid, >43% and with >6% hydrogen peroxide
  • Peroxyacetic acid, >43% and with >6% hydrogen peroxide [Forbidden]

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 79-21-0

FDA UNII

  • I6KPI2E1HD

Other Registry Numbers

  • 232259-02-8
  • 89370-71-8

Related Registry Number

  • 64057-57-4 (hydrochloride salt)

System Generated Number

  • 0000079210

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C2H4O3/c1-2(3)5-4/h4H,1H3

InChIKey

KFSLWBXXFJQRDL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

CC(=O)OO

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
guinea pig LD50 oral 10mg/kg (10mg/kg)   SPI Bulletin. Vol. 1/75-19B,
mouse LD50 intravenous 17860ug/kg (17.86mg/kg)   Yaoxue Tongbao. Bulletin of Pharmacology. Vol. 23, Pg. 345, 1988.
mouse LD50 oral 210mg/kg (210mg/kg)   Gigiena i Sanitariya. For English translation, see HYSAAV. Vol. 48(6), Pg. 28, 1983.
rabbit LD50 skin 1410uL/kg (1.41mL/kg)   Union Carbide Data Sheet. Vol. 12/12/1968,
rat LC50 inhalation 450mg/m3 (450mg/m3)   Gigiena i Sanitariya. For English translation, see HYSAAV. Vol. 48(6), Pg. 28, 1983.
rat LD50 oral 1540uL/kg (1.54mL/kg)   Union Carbide Data Sheet. Vol. 12/12/1968,

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point -0.2 deg C   EXP
Boiling Point 110 deg C   EXP
pKa Dissociation Constant 8.2 (none) 25 EXP
log P (octanol-water) -1.070 (none)   EST
Water Solubility 1.00E+06 mg/L 25 EXP
Vapor Pressure 14.5 mm Hg 25 EXP
Henry's Law Constant 2.14E-06 atm-m3/mole 25 EXP
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 4.04E-12 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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