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Potassium sorbate

EINECS 246-376-1
CAS No. 590-00-1 Density 1.363 g/cm3 (25oC)
PSA 40.13000 LogP -0.13140
Solubility Water: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless to faintly yellow Melting Point 270 °C
Formula C6H7KO2 Boiling Point 233 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 150.23 Flash Point 139.9 °C
Transport Information Appearance White granular
Safety 26 Risk Codes 36/37/38
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 590-00-1 (Potassium sorbate) Hazard Symbols IrritantXi

EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 075902;Sorbic acid, potassium salt;Potassium 2,4-hexadienoate;Sorbistat-potassium;BB Powder;Sorbistat-K;2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt;FEMA No. 2921;Potassium Sorbate Granular;


Potassium sorbate Chemical Properties

IUPAC Name: Potassium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
Molecular Formula: C6H7KO2
Molecular Weight: 150.216880 g/mol 
Flash Point: 139.9 °C
Enthalpy of Vaporization: 51.74 kJ/mol
Boiling Point: 233 °C at 760 mmHg
Vapour Pressure: 0.02 mmHg at 25 °C 
EINECS: 246-376-1
Melting point: 270 °C
Water solubility: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless to faintly yellow
Appearance: White to light yellow crystal powder
Structure of Potassium sorbate (CAS NO.590-00-1):
Product Category of Potassium sorbate (CAS NO.590-00-1): Food and Feed Additive;Fatty & Aliphatic Acids, Esters, Alcohols & Derivatives;Food & Flavor Additives

Potassium sorbate Uses

 Potassium sorbate (CAS NO.590-00-1) is used as a preservative and fungicide.

Potassium sorbate Toxicity Data With Reference


cyt-ham:lng 10 g/L

    ATSUDG    Archives of Toxicology, Supplement.(4)(1980),41.

cyt-ham:fbr 4 g/L/48H

    MUREAV    Mutation Research. 48 (1977),337.

sce-ham:lng 10 g/L

    FCTOD7    Food and Chemical Toxicology. 22 (1984),501.

orl-rat LD50:4920 mg/kg

    FAONAU    Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Report Series. 40 (1967),61.

ipr-mus LD50:1300 mg/kg

    FAONAU    Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Report Series. 53A (1974),121.

Potassium sorbate Consensus Reports

Reported in EPA TSCA Inventory. EPA Genetic Toxicology Program.

Potassium sorbate Safety Profile

Hazard Codes:Xi 
Risk Statements:36/37/38
36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin  
Safety Statements:26
26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice  
WGK Germany:1
Hazardous Substances Data:590-00-1(Hazardous Substances Data)
Moderately toxic by intraperitoneal route. Mildly toxic by ingestion. Mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of K2O.

Potassium sorbate Specification

 Potassium sorbate , its cas register number is 590-00-1. It also can be called 2,4-Hexadienoic acid potassium salt ; and Sorbic acid, potassium salt .

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