Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate

  • potassium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
  • 29161990
  • C6H7KO2
  • White Granules
  • 24634-61-5
  • E202, Sorbistate-K, Sorbistat potassium, 2,4-Hexadienoic acid potassium salt, Sorbic acid potassium salt
  • 600 @ 25 kg Carton
    15 MT / 20’ FCL with pallet
    680 @ 25 kg Carton
    17 MT / 20’ FCL without pallet
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  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humectants
  • Preservatives

Brief Overview
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).

Manufacturing Process
Potassium sorbate is produced industrially by neutralizing sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide. The precursor sorbic acid is produced in a two-step process via the condensation of crotonaldehyde and ketene.

It is used in the formulation of facial and eye makeup and personal skin-care and hair products.

Food Industry
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. It can also be found in the ingredients list of many dried fruit products. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life. Also known as "wine stabilizer", potassium sorbate produces sorbic acid when added to wine.

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