Acetic Anhydride

CAS #: 108-24-7

Synonyms: Acetyl oxide; acetic oxide; Ethanoic Anhydride; Acetic Acid Anhydride; Acetyl Ether

Uses: Cellulose acetate fibers and plastics; vinyl acetate; dehydrating and acetylatimg agent in production of pharmaceuticals, dyes, perfumes, explosives, etc.; aspirin. esterifying agent for food starch (5% max)

Hazard: Strong irritant and corrosive; may cause burns and eye damage. TLV: ceiling 5 ppm in air. moderate fire risk