Agent Name

Calcium sorbate

CAS Number

7492-55-9

Formula

C6-H8-O2.1/2Ca

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4-Hexadienoic acid, calcium salt; 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, calcium salt, (E,E)-; Calcium 2,4-hexadienoate, (E,E)-; Sorbic acid, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Preservatives

Description

White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food preservative and in making fungistatic wrappers; [HSDB]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; Probable lethal oral dose in humans is 5-15 g/kg; [HSDB] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

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