Potassium Sorbate IP
Potassium Sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid and appears as a white salt, soluble in water. It is used as a food additive and has the E number E202. It finds variety of uses in food, wine and personal care products.
Potassium Sorbate is used to inhibit molds, yeasts in many foods such as cheese, wine, yoghurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks and baked goods. It is also used in the preparation of items such as sweet maple syrup and milkshakes, in dried fruit products and in personal care products to inhibit the development of microorganisms.
hemical Name: Potassium Sorbate
Synonyms: 2,4-Hexadienoic Acid, Potassium Salt
Mol. Formula: C6H7KO2
Mol. Weight: 150.22 g/mol
CAS No.: 590-00-1
|Characters||It occurs as white or almost white powder or granules.|
(a) Infrared absorption spectrophotometry
(b) Specified test
(c) The solution gives reaction of Potassium.
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol (95%)|
|Appearance of solution||Solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution YS5.|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Specified Test.|
|Aldehydes||Not more than 0.15%, expressed as C2H4O.|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 1.0%|
|Heavy Metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% (dried substance).|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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