Cadmium acetate is a colorless solid coordination polymer with acetate ligands that connect cadmium centers. The compound is formed by treating cadmium oxide with acetic acid. It is often used in the process of glazing pottery and other ceramics. Cadmium acetate can also be found in dyeing and printing textiles. It is also frequently used as an analytic reagent for tellurium, selenium, and sulfur.
The molecular weight of cadmium acetate is 230.5 g/mol. It has a hydrogen bond donor count of zero, a hydrogen bond acceptor count of four, and a rotatable bond count of zero. It has an exact and monoisotopic mass of 231.93 g/mol. The heavy atom count of cadmium acetate is nine. It also has a complexity of 25.5 and is a canonicalized compound.
Cadmium acetate has a melting point of 491 °F (255 °C). It also has a flashpoint of 209 °F (98 °C) and a density of 2.34 g/cm at 68°F. The compound is soluble in both water and ethanol.