Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a preservative.
- For Large Bulk Orders (400 Lbs or more)
- Choose a Shipping method when checking out, we will ship via Common Carrier which is usually much cheaper, and refund the savings to you.
- If not in stock a lead time of 1-2 weeks should be expected, we will notify you if this is the case.
- Orders must be prepaid
- Pricing is up to date, however bulk prices change quickly, if we cannot honor the website price we will notify you immediately
Sorbic acid and its mineral salts, such as sodium sorbate, potassium sorbate and calcium sorbate, are antimicrobial agents often used as preservatives to prevent the growth of mold, yeast and fungi. In general the salts are preferred over the acid form because they are more soluble in water. The optimal pH for the antimicrobial activity is below pH 6.5 and sorbates are generally used at concentrations of 0.025% to 0.10%
Sorbic Acid is a mold inhibitor. It inhibits mold from growing. It does not kill already established mold.
A basic idea to keep in mind when contemplating uses for Sorbic Acid or Potassium Sorbate is that Potassium Sorbate is water soluble and Sorbic Acid is soluble in fats, oils and some solvents but virtually insoluble in water.
Sorbic Acid is the active ingredient in both Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate and although different rates could be used in a finished product, the results would be the same.