Potassium Sorbate USP
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.
Chemical Name: Potassium Sorbate
Synonyms: 2,4-Hexadienoic Acid, Potassium Salt
Mol. Formula: C6H7KO2
Mol. Weight: 150.22 g/mol
CAS No.: 590-00-1
|Appearance||White or slightly yellowish granular powder|
|Solubility||Very soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Passes test|
|Loss on drying||Maximum 1%|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 0.001%|
|Organic volatile impurities||Passes test|
|Residual solvents||Passes test|
|Assay||Not less than 98% and not more than 101%|
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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