Potassium Sorbate: (FCCV/E202)

Product Overview

CAS number: 24634-61-5

Molecular: C6H7KO2

Molar mass 150.22 g/mol

Standards: FCCV/E202

Physical Properties

Potassium Sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. Its primary use is as a food preservative (EC number 202). Potassium Sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care products.

Technical Literature

Specification of Potassium Sorbate: (FCCV/E202)

Test Items Specification
Appearance White Granular or Powder
Identification Conform
Assay 99.0-101.0 %
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) 1.0 % max
Acidity (as Sorbic Acid) 1.0% max
Aldehyde (as Formaldehyde) 0.1 % max
Lead 2 mg/kg max
Mercury (Hg) 1 mg/kg max
Arsenic (As) 3 mg/kg max
Loss on Drying 1.0 % max


mainly used as the food preservatives.Potassium Sorbate (also Sorbic acid) can effectively inhibit molds, yeasts and aerobic bacteria activity,to extend the storage time of food, and keep the original flavor of the foods.Also used Cosmetic preservatives,it belongs to organic acids preservatives,the doze amount is generally 0.5%.Although potassium sorbate soluble in water, easy to use, but its 1% aqueous solution ph value is 7 to 8, this will make cosmetic ph value increased.

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