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Calcium Acetate

    Synonyms: Acetate of lime; acetic acid, calcium salt; brown acetate; calcii acetas; calcium diacetate; E263; gray acetate; lime acetate; lime pyrolignite; vinegar salts.

    Description:  Calcium acetate occurs as a white or almost white, odorless or almost odorless, hygroscopic powder. 

    Chemical Name: Calcium acetate

    Antimicrobial preservative; sequestering agent; therapeutic agent.

    • Calcium acetate is used as a preservative in oral and topical formulations.

    • Therapeutically, parenteral calcium acetate acts as a source of calcium ions for hypocalcemia or electrolyte balance.

    • Oral calcium acetate is used as a complexing agent for hyperphosphatemia in dialysis patients.

    • Calcium acetate is also used in the food industry as a stabilizer, buffer and sequestrant.

    Calcium acetate is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and moisture

    Calcium acetate is used in oral and topical formulations. The pure form of calcium acetate is toxic by IP and IV routes.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of the material handled. Although regarded as safe during normal industrial handling, calcium acetate may cause eye and respiratory tract irritation. It is combustible and when heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. Avoid contact with C 82 eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Gloves, eye protection, respirator, and other protective clothing should be worn.

    Calcium acetate monohydrate; sodium acetate.