Potassium Sorbate Powder
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Potassium Sorbate Powder

Product Name: Potassium sorbate
CAS NO.: 590-00-1
Molecular formula: C6H7KO2
Molecular weight: 150.22
EINECS NO.: 611-771-3
Appearance:White to light yellow flake crystals, crystal particles or crystal powder

Potassium sorbate powder description

Potassium sorbate, also known as potassium 2,4-hexadienoate, is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. The molecular formula is c6h7o2k. It is white to light yellow flake crystals, crystal particles or crystal powder. It has no or slight odor. It is easy to absorb moisture and be oxidized and decomposed to change color after long-term exposure to the air. Soluble in water, propylene glycol and ethanol. It is often used as a preservative, which destroys many enzyme systems by combining with the sulfhydryl groups of microbial enzyme systems. Its toxicity is much lower than that of other preservatives, and it is widely used at present. Potassium sorbate can give full play to its antiseptic effect in acidic medium, and has little antiseptic effect in neutral condition.

Potassium sorbate powder function and application

It is used as antiseptic and mold inhibitor in food industry. It is also used in cosmetics, cigarettes, resins, spices and rubber industries.