CHEBI:77868 - potassium sorbate

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ChEBI Name potassium sorbate
ChEBI ID CHEBI:77868
Definition A potassium salt having sorbate as the counterion.
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Formula C6H7KO2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 150.21690
Monoisotopic Mass 150.008
InChI InChI=1S/C6H8O2.K/c1-2-3-4-5-6(7)8;/h2-5H,1H3,(H,7,8);/q;+1/p-1/b3-2+,5-4+;
InChIKey CHHHXKFHOYLYRE-STWYSWDKSA-M
SMILES [K+].C\C=C\C=C\C([O-])=O
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): antimicrobial food preservative
A food preservative which prevents decomposition of food by preventing the growth of fungi or bacteria. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food preservatives are from E200 to E299, divided into sorbates (E200-209), benzoates (E210-219), sulfites (E220-229), phenols and formates (E230-239), nitrates (E240-259), acetates (E260-269), lactates (E270-279), propionates (E280-289) and others (E290-299).
Application(s): antimicrobial food preservative
A food preservative which prevents decomposition of food by preventing the growth of fungi or bacteria. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food preservatives are from E200 to E299, divided into sorbates (E200-209), benzoates (E210-219), sulfites (E220-229), phenols and formates (E230-239), nitrates (E240-259), acetates (E260-269), lactates (E270-279), propionates (E280-289) and others (E290-299).
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Outgoing potassium sorbate (CHEBI:77868) has part (E,E)-sorbate (CHEBI:77869)
potassium sorbate (CHEBI:77868) has role antimicrobial food preservative (CHEBI:65256)
potassium sorbate (CHEBI:77868) is a potassium salt (CHEBI:26218)
IUPAC Name
potassium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
Synonyms Sources
Potassium (E,E)-2,4-hexadienoate ChemIDplus
Potassium (E,E)-sorbate ChemIDplus
potassium trans,trans-2,4-hexadienoate ChEBI
potassium trans,trans-sorbate ChEBI
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
24634-61-5 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
5357554 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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Last Modified
21 March 2014