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Potassium Propionate


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Potassium Propionate
CAS NO: 327-62-8
EC NO: 206-323-5
Molecular Formula: C3H5KO2
Molecular Weight: 112.1689
InChI: InChI=1/C3H6O2.K/c1-2-3(4)5;/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5);/q;+1/p-1
Product description:
Potassium propionate has the formula K(C2H5COO). It is the potassium salt of propionic acid.

Uses[1]  As a food additive, it is listed as E number 283 in the Codex Alimentarius. sodium propionate is used as a preservative in a wide variety of products, including but not limited to bread, other baked goods, processed meat, whey, and other dairy products.[2]  In agriculture, it is used, amongst other things, to prevent milk fever in cows and as a feed supplement[3]  Propionates prevent microbes from producing the energy they need, like benzoates do. However, unlike benzoates, propionates do not require an acidic environment.[4]  Potassium propionate is used in bakery products as a mold inhibitor, typically at 0.1-0.4%

[5]  Potassium propionate can be used as a pesticide

Synonyms: Potassium propionate;Potassium propanoate;Propanoic acid, potassium salt
Molecular Structure: Potassium Propionate 327-62-8
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