Potassium Propanoate CAS 327-62-8 E283
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- Appearance: White or colorless crystalline block
- Assay: 99. 0%min
- Stock: In stock
- Sample: Available
Potassium Propanoate: The Complete Guide
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Basic Info of Potassium Propanoate
What is Potassium Propanoate?
Potassium propanoate is a chemical obtained by neutralizing propionic acid and potassium hydroxide. Natural products exist in fermented foods, human sweat and ruminant digestion.
Solubility: easily soluble in water; soluble in ethanol (OT-42).
Potassium test (IT-27) positive
Positive propionic acid test: Warm the sample with sulfuric acid, and the pungent smell of propionic acid should occur.
Positive organic acid-base salt test: Burn the sample at a lower temperature, and the residual alkali will foam when encountering acid.
Potassium Propanoate Uses
- Preservative; inhibitor of mould and microbial goo of bread.
- EEC is permitted for dairy products, bakery products, puddings, processed cheeses.
- As a food additive, it is listed under the Codex Alimentarius E283.
- In agriculture, it is mainly used as a preservative for feed additives.
- Propionate prevents microorganisms like benzoic acid from producing the energy they need to do. However, unlike benzoic acid, propionate does not require an acidic environment.
- Potassium propanoate is often an agent to reduce dietary potassium levels.
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