Sorbic acid ≥99%, yellow crystalline powder

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Synonyms: 2,4-Hexadienoic acid(E,E)-2,4-Hexadienoic acid(2E,4E)-2,4-Hexadienoic acidtrans,trans-2,4-Hexadienoic acid

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Sorbic acid ≥99%, yellow crystalline powder
Sorbic acid

Sorbic acid (2,4-hexadienoic acid) is a straight chain unsaturated fatty acid. It is an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial action of sorbic acid is due to its inhibitory influence on various enzymes in the microbial cell such as enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism such as enolase and lactate dehydrogenase, enzymes of citric acid cycles.


Sorbic acid is an antimicrobial agents often used as preservatives in food and drinks to prevent the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi.
Sorbic acid can be used to inhibit bacterial, yeast and fungal sulfhydryl enzymes by inhibiting amino acid uptake.


Moderately soluble in water.


Caution: Research Use Only (RUO).

Formula: CH₃CH=CHCH=CHCOOH
MW: 112,13 g/mol
Boiling Pt: >190 °C (1013 hPa) (lit.)
Melting Pt: 130…140 °C
Density: 1,2 g/cm³ (20 °C) (lit.)
Flash Pt: 127 °C (closed cup)
Storage Temperature: Ambient
MDL Number: MFCD00002703
CAS Number: 110-44-1
EINECS: 203-768-7
Merck Index: 13,08793
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Specification Test Results

Identity Test Passes
Purity ≥99%
FTIR Conforms to Standard
Melting Point 130 - 140 °C

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