• Manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate - Mn(CH3CO2)2·4H2O

Manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate - Mn(CH3CO2)2·4H2O

Mn(CH3CO2)2.4H2O 

Manganese acetate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mn(CH3COO)2. It is derived from the combination of manganese (Mn) ions and acetate ions (CH3COO-). Manganese acetate exists as a pink or pale red crystalline solid.

Here are some key points about manganese acetate:

Synthesis: Manganese acetate can be prepared by reacting manganese(II) oxide (MnO) or manganese(II) carbonate (MnCO3) with acetic acid (CH3COOH). It can also be obtained through the reaction of manganese(II) chloride (MnCl2) with sodium acetate (CH3COONa).

Catalyst: Manganese acetate is commonly used as a catalyst in various chemical reactions. It can promote oxidation, esterification, and other organic transformations. It is particularly effective in oxidation reactions using peroxides or oxygen as oxidizing agents.

Dyeing and Pigments: Manganese acetate finds application in the production of dyes and pigments. It is used as a precursor or intermediate in the synthesis of manganese-based colorants, which can provide various shades of pink, red, or brown.

Animal Feed Supplement: Manganese is an essential micronutrient for animals, including livestock and poultry. Manganese acetate is used as a dietary supplement in animal feed formulations to ensure adequate manganese levels for proper growth, bone development, and metabolism.

Laboratory Reagent: Manganese acetate serves as a reagent in analytical chemistry and research laboratories. It can be used for the detection or determination of other substances, such as organic compounds or metal ions.

Polymerization: Manganese acetate has been utilized in the polymerization of various organic compounds. It can act as a catalyst or co-catalyst in certain polymerization reactions, including the synthesis of polyesters or other polymeric materials.

It's important to handle manganese acetate with care, as it can be harmful if ingested, inhaled, or in contact with the skin or eyes. Proper safety precautions and handling procedures should be followed when working with this compound.


Formula: Mn(CH3CO2).4H2O

Molecular Weight: 245.087 g/mol
Form: powder
CAS Number: 6156-78-1
Density: 1.59 g/cm³
Synonyms: Manganese acetate tetrahydrate, Manganous acetate tetrahydrate, Manganese diacetate tetrahydrate, manganese(2+) acetate tetrahydrate, Manganese(2+) acetate hydrate (1:2:4)acetic acid; manganese; tetrahydrate, ethanoic acid; manganese; tetrahydrate,, manganese(2+) salt


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