Potassium Sorbate

Other name:2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt

Quality standard:FCC IV / E202

CAS NO.:24634-61-5

HS CODE:29161900


Specification:Granular and Powder

Appearance:Off-white granular or powder


Potassium sorbate is produced by neutralizing potassium hydroxide with asorbic acid. It is white or off white granular or powder. Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts. It is considered to be safe because of its long term safety record and non-toxic profile, the toxicity is 1/40 times than sodium benzoate.


Items Specification
Appearance White Granular or Powder
Identification Conform
Assay 99.0-101.0 %
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) ≤ 1.0 %
Acidity (as Sorbic Acid) ≤ 1.0 %
Aldehyde (as Formaldehyde) ≤ 0.1 %
Lead (Pb)  ≤ 2 mg/kg
Mercury (Hg) ≤ 1 mg/kg
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ≤ 10 mg/kg
Residue on Ignition qualified
Loss on Drying ≤ 1.0 %

Usage:it is widely used in food , drink, vegetables in soy, tobacco, drugs, cosmetics,  agricultural products etc as preservative. Also, it is used in personal care products to inhibit the development of microorganism for shelf stability but not be used in foods with yeast.

Packing:25kg per carton, 1x20fcl=14mt or 12mt with pallets.

Shelf life:2years

Storage:Store in a cool, dry, ventilated environment. 

Advantage on this item:best price, second best quality in China. 

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