Acetic acid


  • Crystallization grade Acetic acid for altering drop and reservoir pH


  • Sterile filtered
  • Formulated in Type 1+ ultrapure water: 18.2 megaohm-cm resistivity at 25°C, < 5 ppb Total Organic Carbon, bacteria free (<1 Bacteria (CFU/ml)), pyrogen free (<0.03 Endotoxin (EU/ml)), RNase-free (< 0.01 ng/mL) and DNase-free (< 4 pg/µL)


Acetic acid

Synonyms: Glacial acetic acid
CAS Number [64-19-7]
Mr 60.05
Beilstein Registry Number 506007
EC Number 200-580-7
MDL number MFCD00036152
PubChem Substance ID 24859247

See the pdf Using Volatile Buffers for a novel crystallization methodology using acetic acid and ammonium hydroxide to adjust drop pH and induce crystallization.




5.2 M Acetic acid


10 mL



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Certificate Of Analysis

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