Sorbic Acid


    White or almost white free flowing crystalline powder with a characteristic odour. It is slightly soluble in water and freely soluble in alcohol. 1g dissolves in about 10ml of alcohol and in about 20ml of ether

    Chemical nametrans, trans-2,4-hexadienoic acid
    (of Solution)
    Clear and colourless
    CAS No.110-44-1
    E numberE200
    Molecular weight112.13


    Assay99.0 to 101.0%
    IdentificationPasses test
    WaterMax 0.5 %
    Heavy metals
    (as Pb)
    Max 10 mg/kg
    Sulphated ashMax 0.2 %
    ArsenicMax 3 mg/kg
    Melting Range132 to 135°C
    LeadMax 2 mg/kg
    (as C2H4O)
    Max 0.15 %
    StorageProtected from light at ambient room temperature (Typically 15°C to 30°C at 60% relative humidity
    Shelf life2 years if storage conditions observed. Product should be re-evaluated after this period

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    This specification has been last modified on Wed 12 October 2011 (727)

    Product also known as : E200

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