Potassium Sorbate

Chemical Name2,4 – hexadienoate Sorbic acid potassium salt
CategoryFood additives, preservative
Molecular FormulaC6H7KO2
Molecular wt.150.22
H.S. Code2916190090
Cas No.590-00-1
AppearanceWhite Granular
Assay by wt%98.0 – 101.0
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) by wt%1.0 max.
Acidity (as Sorbic Acid) by wt%1.0 max.
Aldehyde (as Formaldehyde)0.1 max.
Lead as Pb by mg/kg5 max.
Mercury as Hg by mg/kg1 max.
Haevy metals by mg/kg10 max.
Arsenic as As by mg/kg3 max.
Loss on drying by wt%1 max.

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