Agent Name

Calcium propionate

CAS Number

4075-81-4

Formula

C3-H6-O2.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bioban-C; Calcium dipropionate; Calcium propanoate; Mycoban; Propanoic acid, calcium salt; Propionic acid, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white Solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB] White powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in foods, tobacco, feed grain, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals; Has been used in the production of butyl rubber and as an antifungal drug; [HSDB]

Comments

Generally treated as a "non-toxic ingestion"; Classified as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) when used in food; [HSDB] Oral LD50 (rat) = 3920 mg/kg; [Sax] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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