Potassium Sorbate 98% ACS,FG


Complies to EU Food Directive E202 No 231/202.

Potassium Sorbate 98% is a potent food preservative renowned for its efficacy in preventing the proliferation of molds and yeasts in a wide array of products. Its high purity level of 98% underscores its reliability in extending the shelf life of food and beverage items, safeguarding their integrity and freshness.

  • Food and Beverage Preservation
  • Bakery and Dairy Products
  • Fruit and Vegetable Preservation
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Wine and Beverage Production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Processed Meats
  • Home Brewing
  • Animal Feeds


Minimum Assay: 98 – 101.0%
Molecular Formula: C6H7C6KO4
Molecular Weight: 150.22 g/mol
Melting Point: >300 °C
Alkalinity (Dry Basis): <0.4%
Chloride (Cl): <0.018%
Sulphate (SO4): <0.020%
Heavy Metals (as Pb): <10ppm
Arsenic (As): <3ppm
Lead (Pb): <2ppm
Mercury (Hg): <1ppm
Total Plate Count (cfu/g): <100
Mould & Yeast (cfu/g): <100
Coliform (cfu/g): <30

Hazard Phrases: Causes serious eye irritation.

Prec Phrases: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Cas No: 24634-61-5
Einecs No: 246-376-1

HS CODE: 2916190090


Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 1 January 2021, all European shipments are sent on a DAP Basis (Delivered at Place).

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