Item No.: 00102
Sorbic acid  is a food additive and has inhibitory effects on many fungi such as yeast and mold. It is also used in animal feed, cosmetics, drugs, packaging materials and rubber additives.Please leave your infomation, we will send some sample or case
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Description Specification Applications
product information
Sorbic acid is also known as herbal tea acid, 2,4-hexadienoic acid, 2-propenyl acrylic acid, and its molecular formula is C6H8O2. It is a food additive and has inhibitory effects on various fungi such as yeast and mold. It is also used in animal feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, packaging materials and rubber additives.
Basic information and chemical properties
form Crystalline powder, white or milky white
IF C 6 H 8 O 2
megawatt 112.13
melting point 132-135 °C (lit)
boiling point 228°C
density 1.2 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Refractive index 1.4600 (estimate)
Pka 4.76 (at 25°C)
Storage temp. 2-8°C
Appearance White crystalline powder
Identification Conforms
Heat Stability Not change in color after heating for 90 minutes at 105℃
Odor Slight characteristic odor
Purity 99.0-101.0%
Water 0.5%
Melting Range (℃) 132-135
Residue on Ignition 0.2%
Aldehydes (as Formaldehyde) 0.1% Max
Lead (Pb) 5 mg/kg
Arsenic (As) 2 mg/kg
Mercury (Hg) 1 mg/kg
Heavy Metals (as Pb) 10 mg/kg

It is widely used in food, beverage, pickles, tobacco, medicine, cosmetics, agricultural products and other industries. It is also used in the preparation of preservatives, anti mildew agents, insect agents and synthetic rubber industry. Inhibitors of molds and yeasts. Food mildew inhibitor. Dry oil denaturant. bactericide.
Sorbic acid and potassium sorbate are the most widely used preservatives in the world. They have high antibacterial properties and inhibit the growth and reproduction of molds.  They can inhibit molds, yeasts and many aerobic bacteria, but they are almost ineffective for aerophilic spore forming bacteria and Lactobacillus acidophilus. It is widely used in the anti-corrosion of cheese, yoghurt and other cheese products, bread and dessert products, beverages, fruit juices, jams, pickles and fish products. The amount of concentrated fruit and vegetable juice in plastic barrels shall not exceed 2G / kg; In soy sauce, vinegar, jam, soft candy, dried fish products, instant bean products, pastry filling, bread, cake and moon cake, the maximum dosage is 1.0g/kg; The maximum dosage in wine and fruit wine is 0.8g/kg; The maximum dosage is 0.5g/kg in collagen casing, low salt pickles, sauces, preserves, fruit juice (flavor) drinks and jelly; The maximum dosage is 0.2g/kg in fruit and vegetable preservation and carbonated drinks; In the food industry, it can be used in meat, fish, eggs and poultry products with a maximum dosage of 0.075g/kg.
For washing products, cosmetics, feed, medicines, etc.

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