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potassium propionate
propanoic acid, potassium salt

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CAS Number: 327-62-8Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:206-323-5
Nikkaji Web:J43.205I
Molecular Weight:112.16955000
Formula:C3 H5 K O2
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Category:preservatives, antimould and antirope agents
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EU SANCO Propionic acid - propionates View - review
EU SANCO Potassium propionate View - review
JECFA Food Additive: Potassium Propionate
GSFA Codex: Potassium propionate (283)
DG SANTE Food Additives:potassium propionate
Physical Properties:
Appearance:white crystalline powder (est)
Assay: 99.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Soluble in:
 water, 1.736e+005 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: preservatives
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Potassium propionate
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Potassium Propionate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Potassium Propionate
For experimental / research use only.
Potassium Propionate >98.0%(T)
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
preservatives, antimould and antirope agents
Recommendation for potassium propionate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for potassium propionate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of propionic acid (E 280), sodium propionate (E 281), calcium propionate (E 282) and potassium propionate (E 283) as food additives
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :23663619
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WGK Germany:1
potassium propanoate
 potassium propanoate
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Pubchem (cid):23663619
Pubchem (sid):135028207
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Export Tariff Code:2915.50.5000
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FAO:Potassium propionate
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 potassium propanoate
 propanoic acid potassium salt
 propanoic acid, potassium salt
 propionic acid potassium salt


PubMed:Framework complexes of group 2 metals organized by homochiral rods and π···π stacking forces: a breathing supramolecular MOF.
PubMed:Evaluation of genotoxic effects of sodium propionate, calcium propionate and potassium propionate on the root meristem cells of Allium cepa.
PubMed:Synthesis of diazeniumdiolates from the reactions of nitric oxide with enolates.
PubMed:Renal effects of the cyclooxygenase-inhibiting nitric oxide donator AZD3582 compared with rofecoxib and naproxen during normal and low sodium intake.
PubMed:Effects of intraruminal infusion of sodium, potassium, and ammonium on hypophagia from propionate in lactating dairy cows.
PubMed:Electroreductive intramolecular cyclization of a bromo propargyloxy ester catalyzed by nickel(i) tetramethylcyclam electrogenerated at carbon cathodes in dimethylformamide.
PubMed:Photoinduced electron-transfer reactions with quinolinic and trimellitic acid imides: experiments and spin density calculations(1)
PubMed:Empty synaptic vesicles recycle and undergo exocytosis at vesamicol-treated motor nerve terminals.
PubMed:Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the Ca2+-induced decline of transmitter release at K+-depolarized motor neuron terminals.
PubMed:Structure of the ring cleavage product of 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoate, an intermediate of the phenanthrene-degradative pathway of Nocardioides sp. strain KP7.
PubMed:Smooth muscle aldolase C-bound inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate studied in vitro under physiological conditions.
PubMed:Platelet sodium/hydrogen ion exchange in normal pregnancy and non-proteinuric pre-eclampsia.
PubMed:Staurosporine inhibits the extent of acetylcholine receptor recovery from carbachol-induced desensitization in snake twitch fibres.
PubMed:Comparison of crossbridge dynamics between intact and skinned myocardium from ferret right ventricles.
PubMed:Effect of potassium propionate on free and bound acetylcholine in frog muscle.
PubMed:The effect of anions on bound acetylcholine in frog sartorius muscle.
PubMed:Characterization of the myosin adenosine triphosphate (M.ATP) crossbridge in rabbit and frog skeletal muscle fibers.
PubMed:Acceleration of desensitization by agonist pre-treatment in the snake.
PubMed:Peeled mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. Possible stimulation of Ca2+ release via a transverse tubule-sarcoplasmic reticulum mechanism.
PubMed:Comparison of cholinergic activation and desensitization at snake twitch and slow muscle fibre end-plates.
PubMed:Potassium propionate causes preferential loss of 'bound' acetylcholine in frog muscle.
PubMed:Release of sarcoplasmic enzymes from frog skeletal muscle.
PubMed:Sodium and potassium salt stimulation of taste receptor cells: an allosteric model.
PubMed:[Use of potassium propionate in surgery].
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