Pyroligneous Acid

Title: Pyroligneous Acid
CAS Registry Number: 8030-97-5
Additional Names: Wood vinegar; pyroligneous vinegar
Literature References: Obtained by destructive distillation of wood.
Properties: Yellowish, acid liquid; empyreumatic odor; contains about 6% acetic acid. Miscible with water, alcohol.
Use: Largely for smoking meats.
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Pyroligneous acid
Identifiers
CAS number 8030-97-5 YesY
EC number 232-450-0
Properties
Density 1.08 g/mL[1]
Boiling point 99 °C; 210 °F; 372 K ([1])
Hazards
EU classification Harmful Xn
R-phrases R10-R21-R36/37/38
S-phrases S16-S26-S36
Flash point 44 °C (111 °F)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Pyroligneous acid, also called wood vinegar, is a dark liquid produced through the natural act of carbonization, which occurs when wood is heated in an airless container during charcoal production.