Agent Name

Sodium sorbate

CAS Number

7757-81-5

Formula

C6-H8-O2.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4-Hexadienoic acid, sodium salt; 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, sodium salt, (E,E)-; Sodium 2,4-hexadienoate, (E,E)-; Sorban sodny [Czech]; Sorbic acid, sodium salt; Sodium (E,E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Preservatives

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative (control of mold and yeast) in food and cosmetics; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Potassium sorbate," and "Calcium sorbate."

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