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24634-61-5 - Potassium sorbate, 99% - Sorbic acid potassium salt - A12844 - Alfa Aesar

A12844 Potassium sorbate, 99%

CAS Number
24634-61-5
Synonyms
Sorbic acid potassium salt

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 37.16
1000g 103.86
5000g 380.70
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Potassium sorbate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00016546
EINECS
246-376-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H7KO2
Formula Weight
150.22
Melting point
>300°
Density
1.361
Solubility
Soluble in water, alcohol, propylene glycol. Slightly soluble in acetoneand chloroform, corn oil and ether. Insoluble in benzene.

Applications

Potassium sorbate serves as an inhibitor for molds, yeasts in many food items like cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks, fruit drinks and baked goods. It is used in the production of syrup, milkshakes, creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup and sunscreen products. It is mainly used to increase the shelf life of various commercial products without affecting its taste, smell and color of the food. It is used as a preservative and considered to be a replacement for parabens.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Hafner, S. D.; Windle, M.; Merrill, C.; Smith, M. L.; Franco, R. B.; Kung, L. Effects of potassium sorbate and Lactobacillus plantarum MTD1 on production of ethanol and other volatile organic compounds in corn silage. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 2015, 208, 79-85.

Amirpour, M.; Arman, A.; Yolmeh, A.; Azam, M. A.; Sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate preservatives in food stuffs in Iran. Food Addit. Contam. B 2015, 8 (2), 142-148.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7671
Harmonized Tariff Code
2916.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
WG2170000

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