As one of the most important organic raw materials, it is mainly used for the synthesis of vinyl acetate, acetic anhydride, diketene, acetate ester and chloroacetic acid. It is an important raw material for fiber applied in trains, adhesive, medicine, pesticide and dyes, and also an excellent organic solvent. It is widely used in industries such as plastics, rubber and printing.
Acetic acid is corrosive and nontoxic in low concentration, but it is highly corrosive to skin when its concentration in aqueous solution or solvent exceeds 50%.
It is used for the synthesis of vinyl acetate, cellulose acetate, acetic anhydride, food flavor, metal acetate and halogenated acetic acid. It is an important raw material for industries such as medicine, pesticide and other organic synthesis. It is also widely used in manufacture of photographic chemicals and cellulose acetate, and in textile printing and dyeing and rubber industry.