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Potassium Sorbate

  • Potassium Sorbate

Product Name: Potassium Sorbate

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Item #: PO790 / 795

CAS No: [590-00-1]

M.Wt: 150.22g/mol

M.Fm: C6H7KO2


Description:

White crystalline pellet or powder. Also known as 2, 4-Hexadienoic Acid, it is the potassium salt of Sorbic Acid.


Applications:

Preservative. Very effective against moulds, yeasts, and bacteria. Wide range of applications, including: baked goods,

margarine, salad dressings, fresh noodles, dairy products, pickled products, sauces, smoked fish, dried fruit and wine. Also used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and pet food.


Properties:

Sorbates are effective in a wide pH range and stable under normal heating processes. Structure will decompose at

temperatures above 270°C. Soluble in either hot or cold water and in water-alcohol mixtures. Only slightly soluble in

glycerol and oils.


Specifications:

Appearance ……………………………………………… White crystalline powder or pellet

Identifications A, B …………………….……………………….. Per Standard

Odour ……………………………………………… Slight characteristic odour

Solubility ……………..………………………………. Per standard

Acidity (as Sorbic Acid) ……………………………………………… Passes Test (about 1%)

Alkalinity (as K2CO3) ……………………………………………… Passes Test (about 1%)

Heavy Metals (as Pb) ……………………………………………… 10 ppm max

Loss on Drying ……………………………………………… 1.0% max.

Assay (anhydrous) ……………………………………………… 98.0%-101.0%

Note: Complies with FCC V Standards

Potassium Sorbate is approved worldwide as preservative in foods and is GRAS by the US FDA.

Storage:

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to light or excessive heat (over 100°F)


It is used as preservative.

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