An organic acid naturally found in the berries of the mountain ash Sorbus aucuparis. Sorbic acid is used as a Preservative primarily in food products, such as cheeses, to inhibit Mold, Yeast, and other Fungi.
Synonyms and Related Terms
2,4-hexadienoic acid; 2-propenyl-acrylic acid
- Contact causes irritation.
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||134.5 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 112.12|
|Boiling Point||228 C (dec)|
Resources and Citations
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 8567