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sorbic acid
1,3-pentadiene-1-carboxylic acid

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Name:hexa-2,4-dienoic acid
CAS Number: 22500-92-1Picture of molecule3D/inchi
Beilstein Number:1741831
XlogP3:1.30 (est)
Molecular Weight:112.12816000
Formula:C6 H8 O2
BioActivity Summary:listing
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DG SANTE Food Additives:sorbic acid
Physical Properties:
Appearance:white powder (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 233.00 to 234.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:0.020000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 284.00 °F. TCC ( 139.90 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 1.268 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1.944e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:characteristic
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
APAC Chemical
Sorbic Acid
Atlantic Chemicals
Sorbic Acid
Kraft Chemical
Sorbic Acid
Vigon International
Wedor Corporation
Zhong Ya Chemical
Sorbic Acid
Safety Information:
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:
information only not used for fragrances or flavors
Recommendation for sorbic acid usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for sorbic acid flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate when used as technological additives for all animal species
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Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of sorbic acid (E 200), potassium sorbate (E 202) and calcium sorbate (E 203) as food additives
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Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate when used as technological additives for all animal species based on two dossiers from Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :5251
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
hexa-2,4-dienoic acid
 hexa-2,4-dienoic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):5251
Pubchem (sid):135206198
Other Information:
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 crotylidene acetic acid
 hexa-2,4-dienoic acid
2,4-hexadienoic acid
1,3-pentadiene-1-carboxylic acid


PubMed:[Formation of trans-1,3-pentadiene in off-flavor food].
PubMed:Effect of antifungal hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-lipid edible composite coatings on Penicillium decay development and postharvest quality of cold-stored "Ortanique" mandarins.
PubMed:Toxicological evaluation of potassium sorbate added to cigarette tobacco.
PubMed:Determination of vanillin and related flavor compounds in cocoa drink by capillary electrophoresis.
PubMed:Effect of gas environment and sorbate addition on flavor characteristics of irradiated apple cider during storage.
PubMed:Effects of processing treatment and sorbate addition on the flavor characteristics of apple cider.
PubMed:[Preparation of microbial silage from fish of underutilized species].
PubMed:Nitrite, nitrite alternatives, and the control of Clostridium botulinum in cured meats.
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