peracetic acid

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peracetic acid

[¦pər·ə¦sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COOOH A toxic, colorless liquid with strong aroma; boils at 105°C; explodes at 110°C; miscible with water, alcohol, glycerin, and ether; used as an oxidizer, bleach, catalyst, bactericide, fungicide, epoxy-resin precursor, and chemical intermediate. Also known as peroxyacetic acid.
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* In the household and industrial and institutional (HII) segment, Solvay offers a broad range of products including sodium percarbonate, hydrogen peroxide, paracetic acid and sodium carbonate, as well as soil release and surface modification polymers, hydrotropes, mild amphoteric surfactants and green non-toxic solvents.
Doctors, assistants and nurses, along with a patient who was present, were taken to accident and emergency after they became sick when a quantity of paracetic acid was spilled on to the floor of an operating theatre on Wednesday afternoon.