Sorbic Acid Molecule
Sorbic acid is used as a preservative in foods,
tobacco, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Chemical Formula: C6H8O2
Other names: crotylidene-acetic
acid, (E,E)-2,4-Hexadienoic acid
Sorbic acid is
a colorless or white crystalline powder, with a weak characteristic odor and
slightly acidic taste.
It may be obtained from berries of the mountain ash or
prepared synthetically by condensing crotonaldehyde and malonic acid in
Sorbic acid is a polyunsaturated fat used to inhibit molds
and yeast, is a fungistatic agent for foods (especially cheeses, wine and baked
The main use of sorbic acid is as a preservative in foods, animal
feeds, tobacco, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well in packing materials for
these substances and in other products that come in contact with human or
animal skin in some way.
Sorbic acid is also used as an intermediate for
plasticizers and lubricants. Sorbic acid reacts with potassium to make potassium
sorbate and with calcium to make calcium sorbate.
Sorbic Molecule in four sizes for machine embroidery.
4x4-99mm x 42mm, 5x7-179mm x 75mm, 6x10-239mm x 100mm, 8x14-358mm x 150mm
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