Potassium Sorbate, 99%, Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A128440I

Quantity 5000g

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    Chemical Identifiers

    Assay Percent Range 99%
    Molecular Formula C6H7KO2
    Formula Weight 150.22g/mol
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium sorbate

    Specifications

    Melting Point >300°C
    pH 8.3
    Quantity 5000g
    CAS 24634-61-5
    Assay Percent Range 99%
    Molecular Formula C6H7KO2
    Linear Formula CH3CH=CH-CH=CHCO2K
    Formula Weight 150.22g/mol
    MDL Number MFCD00016546
    Merck Index 14,7671
    Synonym Sorbic acid potassium salt
    Health Hazard 1 Warning
    Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
    H315-H319-H335
    Causes skin irritation.
    Causes serious eye irritation.
    May cause respiratory irritation.
    Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
    P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
    Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
    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 INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
    Store locked up.
    Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
    RTECS Number WG2170000
    TSCA TSCA
    Chemical Name or Material Potassium sorbate
    Assay 99%

    Description

    Applications
    Potassium sorbate serves as an inhibitor for molds, yeasts in many food items like cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks, fruit drinks and baked goods. It is used in the production of syrup, milkshakes, creams, lotions, shampoos, makeup and sunscreen products. It is mainly used to increase the shelf life of various commercial products without affecting its taste, smell and color of the food. It is used as a preservative and considered to be a replacement for parabens.

    Solubility
    Soluble in water, alcohol, propylene glycol. Slightly soluble in acetoneand chloroform, corn oil and ether. Insoluble in benzene.

    Notes
    Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

    GHS H Statement
    H315-H319-H335
    Causes skin irritation.
    Causes serious eye irritation.
    May cause respiratory irritation.

    GHS P Statement
    P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
    Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
    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 INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
    Store locked up.
    Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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