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E263 - Calcium acetate

Functions: Preservative, Stabiliser

Calcium acetate is a chemical compound which is a calcium salt of acetic acid. It has the formula Ca-C2H3O2-2. Its standard name is calcium acetate, while calcium ethanoate is the systematic name. An older name is acetate of lime. The anhydrous form is very hygroscopic; therefore the monohydrate -Ca-CH3COO-2•H2O- is the common form. - Wikipedia