Potassium Sorbate E202
Molecular formula: C6H7KO2
Synonyms: potassium salt of sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, potassium (E-E) -hexa-2,4-dienoate
Purity: min. 99.9%
Potassium sorbate is an organic chemical compound - the potassium salt of sorbic acid. The range of its application and properties are almost the same as sorbic acid, however, the potassium form (and its other salts) is more soluble in water. Potassium sorbate is an excellent preservative against fungi and yeasts. It is used in cosmetics and cigarettes, and is often used in combination with sodium benzoate.