It can be used as a deicer instead of chloride salts such as calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. It offers the advantage of being less aggressive on soils and much less corrosive, and for this reason is preferred for airport runways. It is, however, more expensive. Potassium acetate is also the extinguishing agent used in class K fire extinguishers because of its ability to cool and form a crust over burning oils.
Propyl ethanoate, is a common solvent. This clear, colourless liquid is known by its characteristic odour of pears. Due to this fact, it is commonly used as a flavouring additive. It is formed by the esterification of acetic acid and 1-propanol.
It is the for medical use it helps prevent hyponatremia. It is found in many different types of food for flavor. Sodium acetate is also used for cosmetic use such as soap and dye. Sodium acetate is now being used for water treatment. Lastly, sodium acetate removes calcium from fabric which lengthens life