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Preservative CAS 24634-61-5 Potassium Sorbate
Chemical Name. Potassium Sorbate
Molecular Formula: C6H Molecular formula: C6H7KO2
Molecular weight: 150.22
Properties: White crystals or crystalline granules
White crystals or crystalline granules
We can also supply in powder form
Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid with the chemical formula C6H7KO2. Its main use is as a food preservative.
Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine and personal care products.
Potassium sorbate is produced by reacting sorbic acid with an equal amount of potassium hydroxide. The resulting potassium sorbate can be crystallized from an aqueous ethanol solution.
Item FCC-V/E202 Result
Labeling Meets Standard Meets Standard
Appearance White Granules or Powder White Granules
Test Result 99.0% - 101.0% 100.71%
Free Acid (as Sorbic Acid) max 1% Not Detected
Free Base (as K2CO3) max 1% 0.7%
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ≤ 10 ppm < 10 ppm
Arsenic (as As) ≤ 3 ppm < 3 ppm
Loss on drying ≤ 1.0% 0.38
Lead ≤ 2 ppm < 2 ppm
Melting point (as sorbic acid) 133.0°C-135.0°C 133.0ºC-135.0ºC
Mercury ≤ 1 ppm 0.0016 ppm
Aldehydes ≤ 0.1% 0.002%
The role of potassium sorbate
Potassium sorbate can effectively inhibit the growth and multiplication of harmful microorganisms such as molds, yeasts, and oxygenic bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella, but is ineffective against usefuluseful microorganisms such as anaerobic bacilli and Lactobacillus acidophilus, almost stronger against development than against sterilization, effectively prolonging the shelf life of food and preserving its original flavor
Potassium Sorbate Applications
1. Widely used in food, cosmetics, agriculture and other industries. Mold and yeast inhibitors, food, fungicides, denaturants for drying oil, bactericides, etc.
2. Sorbic acid in alcohol and beverages.
3. 3. sorbic acid in soy sauce, soy sauce products and pickles.
4. Sorbic acid and potassium in aquatic products.
5. Sorbic acid in meat and sausage products.
6. Sorbic acid in fresh vegetables and fruits.
7. Sorbic acid for preservation of bakery products.
8. Sorbic acid in canned foods, confectionery and fresh foods.
9. Sorbic acid in fresh cheese.
10. Sorbic acid in margarine preservation.
11. Fresh food preservative, sorbic acid in other products.