Sorbic Acid 99% ACS


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Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. It has the chemical formula C6H8O2. It is a colourless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily. It was first isolated from the unripe berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), hence its name.

  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Used as a preservative
  • Additive for cold rubber
  • Acids for wines
  • Intermediate for manufacture of plasticisers

Minimum Assay: 99.0-101.0%
Molecular Formula: C6H8O2 
Molecular Weight: 112.13
Boiling Point: 228° C
Melting Point: 132-135°C
Heavy Metals (as Pb): <10ppm
Arsenic (As): <3ppm
Cadmium (Cd): <0.001%
Copper (Cu): <0.001%
Mercury (Hg): <0.0001%
Lead (Pb): <0.002%
Zinc (Zn): <0.001%
Aldehydes (as acetaldehyde): <0.15%
Water: <0.5%
Conforms to Ph Eur, BP,FCC, E200, NF
Particle Size: Granular-95% within 20-80 U.S. Sieve

Hazard Phrases: Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Prec Phrases: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

Cas No: 110-44-1
Einecs No: 203-768-7


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