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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Sorbic acid is an organic compound that is used as a preservative in the food and beverage industry. It is a white, crystalline powder with a slightly acrid taste. Sorbic acid is often used to inhibit the growth of molds, yeasts, and some bacteria in food products, thus extending their shelf life.

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CH3(CH)4CO2H

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CHEMICAL NAME

Sorbic Acid

INDUSTRY

Food and Nutrition

APPLICATION

  1. Preservative: Sorbic acid is primarily used as a preservative in a variety of food and beverage items, including baked goods, cheeses, dried fruits, and beverages. It helps prevent the growth of microorganisms that can lead to spoilage.
  2. Antifungal Properties: Sorbic acid is particularly effective against molds and yeasts. It interferes with the microbial cell membrane, disrupting their normal function and preventing their growth.
  3. Synergistic Effect with Other Preservatives: Sorbic acid is often used in combination with other preservatives, such as potassium sorbate or benzoic acid, to enhance effectiveness and broaden its spectrum of activity.
  4. Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Applications: Sorbic acid is also used in some cosmetic and pharmaceutical products for its antimicrobial properties.

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

Not Specified

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

112.12 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

110-44-1

CHEMICAL FORMULA

CH3(CH)4CO2H

HS CODE

29161960.0

DENSITY

Not Specified

MELTING POINT

134 °C

BOILING POINT

228 °C

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

2 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Sorbic Acid garners widespread acclaim for its extraordinary attributes particularly its outstanding properties like Preservative. Its importance spans across various sectors, most notably Food and Nutrition where it occupies a crucial role. The unmatched traits of this compound make it indispensable in present-day scenarios, elevating both efficiency and efficacy.

Why should you choose Elchemy for your chemical needs? The answer is simple - we are much more than just a distributor. We are a dynamic force that is reshaping the chemical industry. We have strong affiliations with Indian and global suppliers, which gives us unparalleled insight into the industry's capacity. This ensures that we can meet worldwide demand with ease.

Our expertise in custom manufacturing, combined with our customer-centric approach, positions us as your ideal partner. We understand the complexities of the global chemical market, which is why we mitigate supply chain, documentary, and compliance risks. This ensures seamless operations. We prioritize your peace of mind by implementing rigorous quality assurance and contractual agreements. Our market intelligence and arbitrage strategies keep you ahead of the curve, while our end-to-end logistics and strategically located warehouses guarantee efficient delivery. You can benefit from our DDP shipments and competitive prices, fueled by economies of scale. Our extensive database of manufacturers and digital tracking platform make managing your supply chain easier than ever before.

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