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Sorbic Acid Properties

Sorbic Acid

Sorbic Acid Molecular Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Sorbic Acid Structure-Molecule Struture
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Sorbic acid is a is a natural organic compound.It is a white crystalline powder which is an unsaturated fatty acid.It is used as preservatives in wide range of food products as well as in their packaging materials.It is used as an additive in rubber industry to improve milling characteristics,auxiliary material in pharmaceuticals.Sorbic acid is an effective inhibitor of the growth of most moulds, yeasts and many bacteria. It is widely employed in beverage, dairy and other food applications to prevent microbiological growth and extend the normal shelf life of the product.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.76
Appearance White Powder or Crystals
Boiling Point 228 °C
CAS Number 110-44-1
Chemical Composition Sodium Hydroxide;Hydrochloric Acid;Acetic Acid Glacial;Toluene;Zinc Chloride;Malonic Acid;1,3-Butadiene;Acetyl Ketene;Cobalt Chloride;Gamma-Butyrolactone;Acetaldehyde;Ketene;Crotonaldehyde;1-Hexene;Manganese Triacetate Dihydrate;Polyster Resin.
Density 1.205 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-768-7
HS Code 29161930
IUPAC Name (2E,4E)-Hexa-2,4-Dienoic Acid
InChI 1S/C6H8O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6(7)8/h2-5H,1H3,(H,7,8)/b3-2+,5-4+
Melting Point 135 °C
Molar Mass 112.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H8O2
NFPA 704 H-0,F-1,R-1,C-NA
RTECS Number WG2100000
Solubility 1.6 g/L in water
Synonyms 2-Propenyl Acrylic Acid;2,4-Hexanedienoic Acid;2,4-Hexadienoic Acid;1,3-Pentadiene-1-Carboxylic Acid;Acidum Sorbicum;(E,E) 2,4-Hexadienoic Acid;Fema 3921;Hexa-2,4-Dienoic Acid