Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate, CH3CHCHCHCHCO2K, is a synthetically produced salt of Sorbic Acid.

CAS number

  • 24634-61-5

Typical Uses

  • Preservative in both fresh and processed foods to slow the growth of moulds and yeasts and useful in the production of wine to prevent over-fermenting. Its antimicrobial properties make it a key component of cosmetics such as creams & lotions.


  • Food Grade

Other names

Potassium (E,E)-Hexa-2,4-Dienoate; Potassium Salt of 2,4-Hexadienoic Acid; E202


  • White granules/ crystalline powder

Packaging Types

  • Bag

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