Having keen market understanding and vast experience in this field, we are engaged in offering Potassium Sorbate. It is a white crystalline powder with molecular formula C6H7O2K or C6H7KO2. It is a chemical additive, widely used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is an odorless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. Potassium Sorbate prolongs the shelf life of foods by stopping the growth of mold, yeast and fungi. this compound is soluble in water and ethanol. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of K2O.
Product Name : Potassium Sorbate
Chemical Names : Sorbistat-K; Potassium 2,4-hexadienoate; Sorbistat potassium; Potassium (E,E)-sorbate; Sorbic acid potassium salt; Sorbistat-potassium; Sorbic acid, potassium salt; potassium hexa-2,4-dienoate; potassium ion sorbate
Molecular Formula : C6H7O2K or C6H7KO2
Molecular Weight : 150.218 g/mol
IUPAC Name : potassium;(2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
CAS Number : 590-00-1
Physical Description : White crystalline powder showing no change in colour after heating for 90 minutes at 105 Â°C
Color : White powder
Odor : Characteristic odor
Melting Point : >270 deg C (decomposes)
Solubility : Very soluble in water; Soluble in ethanol
Decomposition : When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of K2O.