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Substance Name: Potassium Sorbate [USAN]
RN: 590-00-1
InChIKey: CHHHXKFHOYLYRE-STWYSWDKSA-M

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Mutation Data
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Antimicrobial Agent)

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H8-O2.K

Molecular Weight

  • 150.217
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Potassium Sorbate [USAN]

Synonyms

  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (E,E')-, potassium salt; 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
  • BB Powder
  • Caswell No. 701C
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 075902
  • FEMA No. 2921
  • HSDB 1230
  • Potassium (E,E')-sorbate; Potassium sorbate
  • Potassium 2,4-hexadienoate
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Sorbic acid, potassium salt
  • Sorbistat-K
  • Sorbistat-potassium

Systematic Names

  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt (1:1)
  • Sorbic acid, potassium salt

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 590-00-1

System Generated Number

  • 0000590001

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • C6-H8-O2.K

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C6-H8-O2
  • COMPONENT
  • K

Structure Descriptors

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

C(=C\C=C\C)\C(=O)[O-].[K+]

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 1300mg/kg (1300mg/kg)   FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series. Vol. 53A, Pg. 121, 1974.
mouse LD50 oral 3800mg/kg (3800mg/kg)   Kenkyu Nenpo--Tokyo-toritsu Eisei Kenkyusho. Annual Report of Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health. Vol. 27, Pg. 159, 1976.
rat LD50 oral 4340mg/kg (4340mg/kg)   Kenkyu Nenpo--Tokyo-toritsu Eisei Kenkyusho. Annual Report of Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health. Vol. 27, Pg. 159, 1976.