Food Preservatives Power Potassium Sorbate

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Product name: Potassium Sorbate

CAS No.:24634-61-5


EINECS No.:246-376-1

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Product name  Potassium Sorbate
CAS No. 24634-61-5
EINECS No. 246-376-1
Place of Origin China
Type Preservatives
Certification HALAL ISO KOSHER
Grade Standard Food Grade
Shelf Life 2 Years

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, chemical formula CH3CH=CH−CH=CH−CO2K. It is awhite salt that is very soluble in water (58.2% at 20 °C). It is primarily used as a food preservative (E number202). Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal-careproducts. While sorbic acid occurs naturally in some berries, virtually all of the world's production of sorbicacid, from which potassium sorbate is derived, is manufactured synthetically.


1. Food preservatives. It can effectively restrain the mold, yeast anaerobic-Aerobic bacterial activity, such as cheese, wine,

yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods. So as to prolong the shelf life of food and keep the original flavor of food.

2. it is used in many personal care products to inhibit the development of microorganisms for shelf stability.

3. It is primarily used with sweet wines, sparkling wines, and some hard ciders.


Specification Standard Test result
Identification UV-Maximum254±2mm Complied
Appearance White or off white spherical White spherical
Assay (dry basis) 99.0%-101.0% 100.00%
Melting range 133-135℃ 133.2-134.6℃
Loss on drying Not more than1% 0.20%
PH-Value 8.5-10.5(10% water solution) 9.6
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) Passes test (about 1%) Complied
Acidity (as sorbic acid) Passes test (about 1%) Complied
Heavy metals (as Pb) Not more than 0.001% Complied
Arsenic Not more than 2ppm Not more than 2ppm
Lead Not more than 2ppm Not more than 2ppm
Sulfate (as SO4) % Not more than 380ppm Not more than 380ppm
Aldehydes (as for maldehyde) Not more than 0.1% Complied
Heat resistance No discoloration after heating  
90 minutes at 105℃

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