Potassium Sorbate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Potassium Sorbate Properties

Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate-Product_Structure
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Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Its primary use is as a food preservative. It is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life, and is used in quantities at which there are no known adverse health effects, over short periods of time.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals or powder
CAS Number 24634-61-5
Density 1.363 g/cm3
EINECS Number 246-376-1
IUPAC Name Potassium (2E,4E)-Hexa-2,4-Dienoate
InChI 1S/C6H8O2.K/c1-2-3-4-5-6(7)8;/h2-5H,1H3,(H,7,8);/q;+1/p-1/b3-2+,5-4+;
Melting Point 270 °C
Molar Mass 150.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H7KO2
RTECS Number WG2170000
Solubility 58.2 g/100 ml
Synonyms Sorbic Acid Potassium Salt;Potassium Sarbate;Sorbistat-K;Sorbistat Potassium
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