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Sorbic Acid IP

Sorbic Acid is the trans isomer of 2,4-Hexadienoic Acid and is commonly used as a food preservative. It is used as a food additive and is known by the E number E200.


Sorbic Acid and its salts are commonly used as preservatives to prevent the growth of molds, yeasts, fungi in foods and drinks. Sorbic acid is used in acid and slightly acidic foods such as yoghurt and other fermented dairy products, fruit salads, confectionery, lemonade, cheese, rye bread, cakes and bakery products, pizza, shellfish, lemon juice, wine, cider and soups for preserving them.


Chemical Name: Sorbic Acid
Mol. Formula: C6H8O2
Mol. Weight: 112.13 g/mol
CAS No.: 110-44-1


Test Specification….IP
Characters It occurs as white or almost white, crystalline powder.








(a)A Determine by infrared absorption spectrophotometry. Compare the spectrum with that obtained with sorbic acid RS or with the reference spectrum of sorbic acid.

(b)B Specified test.

(c) C Specified test. The solution is decolorised.

Appearance of solution A 5.0 per cent w/v solution in ethanol

(95 per cent) is clear and colourless.

Aldehydes Specified test.
Sulphated Ash Not more than 0.2%
Water Not more than 1.0%, determined on 2.0 g
Heavy Metals Not more than 10 ppm
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of C6H8O2, calculated on the anhydrous basis.

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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