Potassium Sorbate

Potassium S orbate Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid,It is a white salt that is very soluble in water (58.2% at 20°C). It is primarily used as a food preservative (E number 202).Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and...

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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid,It is a white salt that is very soluble in water (58.2% at 20°C). It is primarily used as a food preservative (E number 202).Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal-care products.

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Introduction

Appearance:White powder or needle

Molecular formula: C6H7KO2

Molecular weight: 150.22

CAS No.:590-00-1              

HS No.: 29161900.90

FEMA No.: 2921

DG Class:5.1

Function : food additive, feed or animal additives and pharmaceutics.

 

Technical Specification

ITEM

STANDARD

Appearance

White powder or needle

Heat Stability

No change in colour after heating for 90 minutes at 105°C

Assay (%)

99.0 - 101.0

Loss on drying (%)

≤ 1

Content of sorbic acid

75% Min

Alkalinity (as K2CO3, %)

≤ 1

Chloride (as Cl, %)

≤ 0.018

Aldehydes(as formaldehyde, %)

≤ 0.1

Sulfate (as SO4, %)

≤ 0.038

Arsenic

≤3 mg/ kg

Lead

≤2 mg/ kg

Mercury

≤1 mg/ kg

Total heavy metals (as Pb)

≤10 mg/ kg

Oxidizer

None

 

Application

Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods.In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate.



Packing

25kg/carton,14MTS/20FCL for potassium sorbate.


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