Acetic Anhydride

Acetic anhydride is a colorless liquid, produced by International Acetyl Company (IAC), an affiliate of Sipchem from Nov. 2009 with production capacity of 50,000 metric tons per annum (mtpa).

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Product Details

Over 75% of acetic anhydride is used in the manufacture of cellulose acetate which is in turn used in textiles, plastics, photographic film and a wide range of other applications. It also has a very important use in pharmaceuticals as a reagent, for example in the manufacture of paracetamol. Acetic anhydride is also used as a bleach activator which is used extensively in washing powder.