Potassium Sorbate CAS 590-00-1 bbpowder sorbistat-k sorbistat-potassium FCC IV 2 4-Potassium Sorbate

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Basic Info.
  • Appearance: White powder or granules 
  • Purity: ≥98% 
  • Heavy metals ≤: ≤10PPM 
  • Acid, alkalinity: ≤1% 
  • Loss on drying: ≤1% 
  • MELTING POINT: 270℃ 
  • Model No.: C6H7KO2 
  • Place of Origin: Zhejiang  
  • Min.Order: 300 Kilogram
  • Means of Transport: Ocean, Air, Land
Supply Capacity
  • Production Capacity: 2000 Tons / Year
  • Packing:According to customer requirements
  • Delivery Date: Within 7 days


Potassium Sorbate/Potassium Sorbate FCC IV (CAS: 590-00-1)





White powder or granules

Purity %≥


Acid, alkalinity %≤


Heavy metals ≤


Loss on drying %≤




Property: White to light yellow scaly crystal, crystalline powder or granular. Odorless or slight odor. Long-term storage in the air moisture absorption and oxidation and coloring.

RELATIVE DENSITY(d2025): 1.363

MELTING POINT: 270℃(Decomposition).



Potassium sorbate is international FAO and who recommended safe preservative efficient, widely used in food, beverages, tobacco, pesticides, cosmetics and other industries, as unsaturated acid, can also be used for resin, aromatics and rubber industry.


Potassium sorbate is produced industrially by neutralizing sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide. The precursor sorbic acid is produced in a two-step process via the condensation of crotonaldehyde and ketene.


Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods. It is used in the preparation of items such as Sweet maple syrup and Milk shakes served by fast food conglomerates such as Mc Donalds.It can also be found in the ingredients list of many dried fruit products. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life, and is used in quantities at which there are no known adverse health effects, over short periods of time. Labeling of this preservative on ingredient statements reads as "potassium sorbate" or "E202". Also, it is used in many personal care products to inhibit the development of microorganisms for shelf stability. Some manufacturers are using this preservative as a replacement for parabens.

Also known as "wine stabilizer", potassium sorbate produces sorbic acid when added to wine. It serves two purposes. When active fermentation has ceased and the wine is racked for the final time after clearing, potassium sorbate will render any surviving yeast incapable of multiplying. Yeast living at that moment can continue fermenting any residual sugar into CO2 and alcohol, but when they die no new yeast will be present to cause future fermentation. When a wine is sweetened before bottling, potassium sorbate is used to prevent refermentation when used in conjunction withpotassium metabisulfite. It is primarily used with sweet wines, sparkling wines, and some hard ciders but may be added to table wines which exhibit difficulty in maintaining clarity after fining.

Some molds (notably some Trichoderma and Penicillium strains) and yeasts are able to detoxify sorbates by decarboxylation, producing piperylene(1,3-pentadiene). The pentadiene manifests as a typical odor of kerosene or petroleum.


Potassium sorbate is a skin, eye and respiratory irritant. Although some research implies it has a long term safety record, in vitro studies have shown that it is both genotoxic and mutagenic to human blood cells. Potassium sorbate is found to be toxic to human DNA in peripheral bloodlymphocytes, and hence found that it negatively affects immunity. It is often used with ascorbic acid and iron salts as they increase its effectiveness but this tends to form mutagenic compounds that damage DNA molecules.

Typical usage rates of potassium sorbate are 0.025% to 0.1% (see sorbic acid), which in a 100 g serving yields intake of 25 mg to 100 mg. Acceptable daily intakes for human is 12.5 mg/kg, or 875 mg daily for an average adult (70 kg), according to FAO/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives.

Tube feeding of potassium sorbate reduces gastric burden of pathogenic bacteria.

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