Sorbic Acid

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sorbic acid

[′sȯr·bik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CH=CHCH=CHCOOH A white, crystalline compound; soluble in most organic solvents, slightly soluble in water; melts at 135°C; used as a fungicide and food preservative, and in the manufacture of plasticizers and lubricants.

Sorbic Acid


(also 2,4–hexadienoic acid), a monobasic unsaturated carboxylic acid of the aliphatic series with the formula CH3CHᆖCH—CHᆖCHCOOH. Sorbic acid is contained in the juice of the berry-like fruit of the mountain ash Sorbusaucuparia. Industry produces only one of the four theoretically possible isomers, namely, trans-trans-sorbic acid; the process involves the condensation of ketene (CH2ᆖCᆖO) together with crotonaldehyde (CH3—CHᆖCH—CHO). Sorbic acid is a colorless, crystalline compound with a melting point of 134°C and a boiling point of 228°C; it is insoluble in water but dissolves readily in alcohol. Sorbic acid is used in organic synthesis and in the preservation of various food products.

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The plot indicates that the sorbic acid concentration has a significant effect on the grafting yield (GY).
1, the oxygen permeability (OP) values of the control film and of the films with sorbic acid (SA) grafted at different concentration were compared.
1989) suggested that the higher the sobic acid adding, the more residual WSC was found in orange peel silage, moreover, the fermentation pattern of higher sorbic acid addition treatment was more efficient.
The results that we obtained in the present work suggest that the sorbic acid and methyl-P-hydroxybenzoate doses were adequate, because the percentage mortality of larvae and pupae was low and microbial contamination was absent.
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Sorbic Acid will also keep bread fresh for seven days, lengthening the shelf life and therefore reducing the amount of mouldy bread being returned.
ABSTRACT : This experiment was carried out to evaluate the effects of adding encapsulated-glucose, glucose, sorbic acid or prefermented juice of epiphytic lactic acid bacteria (FJLB) on the fermentation quality and residual mono- and disaccharide composition of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam) silages.
For more than four decades, the sorbic acid, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate preservatives manufactured by Nutrinova at the Frankfurt Hoechst site have been marketed under the name Hoechst Sorbates.
bailli (ISA 1307) to be very resistant to sorbic acid.
The specific product segments analyzed are Formic Acid, Lactic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Propionic Acid, and Other Acids (includes Butyric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Citric Acid).
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