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Alfa Aesar™ Potassium benzoate, 99%

$45.18 - $144.61

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Potassium Benzoate
CAS 582-25-2
Molecular Formula C7H5KO2
Formula Weight 160.22g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00013061
Beilstein 3719165
Merck Index 14,1091
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Products
Catalog Number Mfr. No. Quantity Price Quantity    

AAA1161030

 
alfa aesar
A11610-30
250g Each for $45.18

AAA116100B

 
alfa aesar™
A11610-0B
1000g Each for $144.61
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Quantity 250g
Chemical Name or Material Potassium Benzoate
CAS 582-25-2
Assay 99%
Assay Percent Range 99%
Molecular Formula C7H5KO2
Formula Weight 160.22g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00013061
Beilstein 3719165
Merck Index 14,1091
Storage Note 1 Hygroscopic
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Potassium Benzoate is manufactured primarily for food and beverage use. It is a chemical preservative, which in very low concentrations inhibits the activity of the microorganisms. It is used in carbonated beverages. The shelf life of un-pasteurized cider can be greatly extended by adding potassium benzoate. It is also used as the whistle in many fireworks.

Solubility
Soluble in ethanol, slightly soluble in methanol, insoluble in ether.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Protect from humidity and water. Store under dry inert gas away from oxidizing agents and moisture.

Safety and Handling

Hygroscopic