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Physical state: liquid, colourless liquids with a stinging, vinegar-like odour.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

Additional information

Pure peracetic acid is not available because it is explosive. For this reason it is technically not possible to perform an experimental study according to the guidelines. However, peracetic solutions are clear, colourless with a stinging, vinegar-like odour.