What is Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is a chemical additive 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.

  • Synonyms: E202, 2, 4 - Hexadenoic acid, Potassium salt, Sorbic acid, Potassium salt
  • INCI: Potassium Sorbate
  • Chemical Formula: C6H7KO2
  • CAS Number: 24634-61-5

Product Specifications


Chemical Formula C6H7KO2
CAS Number 24634-61-5
Molar Weight 150,22 g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.363
Melting Point 270 °C

Uses and Applications for Potassium Sorbate


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

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