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Sodium Propanoate Properties

Sodium Propanoate

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Description

 

Sodium propanoate is the sodium salt of propionic acid. It is used as a food preservative. It is used primarily as a mold inhibitor in bakery products.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Transparent crystals
CAS Number 137-40-6
EINECS Number 205-290-4
IUPAC Name Sodium Propanoate
InChI 1S/C3H6O2.Na/c1-2-3(4)5;/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5);/q;+1/p-1
InChIKey JXKPEJDQGNYQSM-REWHXWOFAH
Melting Point 289 °C
Molar Mass 96.07 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H5NaO2
RTECS Number UF7525000
Solubility ~1 g/ml
Synonyms Sodium Propionate;Napropion
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