Potassium Sorbate

Item #: PO790 / 795
CAS No: [590-00-1] M.Wt: 150.22g/mol
M.Fm: C6H7KO2

Description:
White crystalline pellet or powder. Also known as 2, 4-Hexadienoic Acid, it is the potassium salt of Sorbic Acid.

Applications:
Preservative. Very effective against moulds, yeasts, and bacteria. Wide range of applications, including: baked goods,
margarine, salad dressings, fresh noodles, dairy products, pickled products, sauces, smoked fish, dried fruit and wine. Also used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and pet food.

Properties:
Sorbates are effective in a wide pH range and stable under normal heating processes. Structure will decompose at
temperatures above 270°C. Soluble in either hot or cold water and in water-alcohol mixtures. Only slightly soluble in
glycerol and oils.

Specifications:
Appearance ……………………………………………… White crystalline powder or pellet
Identifications A, B …………………….……………………….. Per Standard
Odour ……………………………………………… Slight characteristic odour
Solubility ……………..………………………………. Per standard
Acidity (as Sorbic Acid) ……………………………………………… Passes Test (about 1%)
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) ……………………………………………… Passes Test (about 1%)
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ……………………………………………… 10 ppm max
Loss on Drying ……………………………………………… 1.0% max.
Assay (anhydrous) ……………………………………………… 98.0%-101.0%
Note: Complies with FCC V Standards
Potassium Sorbate is approved worldwide as preservative in foods and is GRAS by the US FDA.

Packaging and Storage:
Preserved in 25 kg cartons. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to light or excessive heat (over 100°F)

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