Peracetic Acid

Peracetic Acid, Peraclean®, CH₃CO₃H, is an equilibrium consisting of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water.

CAS number

  • 79-21-0

Typical Uses

  • Used as an antimicrobial for indoor use on hard surfaces in agricultural premises, food establishments, medical facilities, and domesticly. 
  • Peracetic acid is also registered for use in dairy and cheese manufacturers, on food processing equipment, and in breweries, wineries, and beverage plants. It is used as a water purifier and disinfectant.
  • It is also used in cooling towers to prevent growth of bacterial biofilms and control pathogens such as legionella.


  • Tennants distribute Evonik's Peraclean range. Peraclean 40%, Peraclean 5 (Hydrogen Peroxide and Peracetic Acid mixture stabilised)


  • Peracetic Acid is a clear, colourless liquid with a strong odour. 
  • An oxidising agent that readily dissolves in water and decomposes into non-toxic by-products.

Packaging Types

  • Poly, Drum, IBC, Bulk

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