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CAS number: 24634-61-5
PubChem: 23676745
ChemSpider: 4445644
KEGG: D02411
Molecular formula: C6H7KO2
Molar mass: 150,22 g / mol
Appearance: white crystals
Odor: Yes
Density: 1.363 g / cm3
Melting point: 270 ° C (decomposition)
Solubility in water: 58.5 g / 100 mL (100 ° C)

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General Information
Chemical formula of C6H7KO2, which is tasteless and odorless, white-cream colored granular structure is the only organic acid that is allowed to be used in food products. It was discovered that sorbic acid and its salts inhibited the development of microorganisms in the late 1930s, and after this phase production and recovery were given importance. Light and air-affected. Ph is effective in products with acidic and medium acid products up to 6.5, but its efficiency increases with pH drop. According to the researches, no negative effect on human health has been observed.

Production and Reactions

It is found in nature in the fruit of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia). Potassium sorbate is the sorbic acid salt obtained from the reaction of sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide.

Usage areas


In this sector, it does not limit the development of beneficial bacteria, prolong the storage life of food and helps to preserve the aroma of the food. As it is resistant to high temperature, it can be used easily in heat treated food.

It is used as an intermediate in the production of plasticizers.

It is used to increase the brightness of the products in the coating sector.


This sector is used in the improvement of grinding structures.

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