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Potassium Sorbate

CAS 24634-61-5

Chemical formula C6H7KO2

Chemical name (synonyms):

  • Potassium Sorbate
  • E202

Description and application:

Potassium sorbate is a salt of sorbic acid. The substance has preservative properties, inhibits the vital activity of microorganisms. The compound inhibits the growth of mold fungi, yeast, and bacteria, so it is used to extend the shelf life of goods.

It is used most of all in the food industry and in the production of cosmetic products.

In cosmetic products — killing fungal concentrations, destroys the cells of mold. It not only takes care of the control of oxidation in the products, but also does not give rise to an infectious background. It is used in the production of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes. It is used in mouthwashes, toothpastes.