Potassium sorbate
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Potassium sorbate
Alias
2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt (1:1)
Sorbic acid, potassium salt
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
590-00-1
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C6H7KO2
Molecular Weight: 150.22
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white powder or crystal.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 4340mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 3800mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 1300mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent preservative, antiseptic, bactericidal, antibacterial, anti-oxidizing abilities. excellent safety.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as preservative. eg: personal care products, food.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Use as antioxidant.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:590-00-1
Update: 20140309(1);

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