Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is an antimicrobial ingredient that inhibits growth of molds, yeasts & bacteria and is widely used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is an odourless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide.

Characteristics

Molar Weight150.22 g/mol
Melting Point270 °C
Boiling Point
Flash Point
Specific Gravity1.363 g/cc
Particle Size

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food preservatives
  • Preservative
  • Wine production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Skin care products
  • Personal care
  • Cosmetic products
  • Anti-ageing products

Industries

  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber

Synonyms: E202, 2, 4 - Hexadenoic acid, Potassium salt, Sorbic acid, Potassium salt, 2, 4 - Hexadenoic Acid, Potassium Salt, Potassium (E, E) - hexa - 2, 4 - dienoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Salt

Chemical Formula: C6H7KO2

CAS Number: 24634-61-5