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A17440 Sodium propionate, 99%

CAS Number
137-40-6
Synonyms
Propionic acid sodium salt

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A17440-36 500g 29.00
A17440-0E 2500g 81.80
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Sodium propionate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00002759
EINECS
205-290-4

Chemical Properties

Formula
C3H5NaO2
Formula Weight
96.06
Melting point
285-291°
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in alcohol.

Applications

Sodium propionate is used as a food preservative, as a mold inhibitor in bakery products and in insect cell culture. It is also used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agriculture and animal feed as preservative. It acts as a food additive. Further, it inhibits the growth of lactic acid bacteria.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Agarwal, U.; Hu, Q.; Bequette, B. J. Propionate supplementation improves nitrogen use by reducing urea flux in sheep. J. Anim. Sci. 2015, 93 (10), 4883-4890.

Banipal, T. S.; Kaur, N.; Kaur, A.; Gupta, M.; Banipal, P. K. Effect of food preservatives on the hydration properties and taste behavior of amino acids: A volumetric and viscometric approach. Food Chem. 2015, 181, 339-346.

Other References

Merck
14,8669
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.50
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
UF7525000

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