potassium sorbate


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potassium sorbate

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′sȯr‚bāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H7KO2 A crystalline compound, more soluble in water than in alcohol; decomposes above 270°C; used to inhibit mold and yeast growth in food.
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There were five preservatives most added in product samples: sorbic acid (E200), potassium sorbate (E202), sodium nitrite (E250), sodium nitrate (E251) and calcium propionate (E282).
Fermentation brines for the control fermentation were prepared using the current commercial process and were comprised of recycled brines with additional NaCl, Ca[Cl.sub.2], and potassium sorbate such that the cucumbers equilibrated to approximately 1.0 M NaCl, 40 mM Ca[Cl.sub.2], and 2 mM, respectively.
Conducting the challenge test in OFSP puree will help in establishing the ability of potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, and citric acid to inhibit the growth of S.
Potassium sorbate, which is extracted from the berries of mountain ash, is used as a preservative.
There are other anti-contaminants with lower toxicity, such as the sodium benzoate (L[D.sub.50] for rats> 1940 mg.[kg.sup.-1]) (Ma, 2009); potassium sorbate (L[D.sub.50] for rats of 3800 to 4300 mg.[kg.sup.-1]) (Reckitt Benckiser, 2010); and 2-phenylphenol (L[D.sub.50] for rats of 3200 to 3500 mg.[kg.sup.-1]) (Tayama et al., 1983), all with lower toxicity than formaldehyde (L[D.sub.50] for rats of 100 mg.[kg.sup.-1]) (Deng et al., 2014).
enzymes, vital wheat gluten, cellulose gum, wheat starch, calcium carbonate), calcium propionate, sorbic acid, and/or potassium sorbate (P).
Potassium sorbate (E202) is produced from the potassium salt of 2,4-hexadienoicacid (sorbic acid).
The chromatographic peak at 23.2 min (Figure 3) which corresponds to potassium sorbate is very intriguing.
John's wort herb, licorice root, root Hedysarum tea, rose hips, grass meadow geranium, chaga mushroom, sugar syrup, citric acid (acidifier), potassium sorbate (preservative), and sodium benzoate (preservative) [19,20,21].
When incorporated with antimicrobial agents, such as potassium sorbate (PtSb) and other functional substances, these coatings can be applied to fresh fruits in order to control mold growth and improve the quality of the product.
Some farmers have extended the usefulness of spent grains by preserving them with benzoic acid, formic acid, or potassium sorbate. In one case, applying 30 percent beet molasses with 0.3 percent potassium sorbate worked well to preserve wet spent grains, so long as they were held in plastic bags with minimal headspace.
Li, Potassium Sorbate as an Efficient and Green Catalyst for Knoevenagel Condensation, Ultrason.