Potassium benzoate, 99%
Brand: Alfa Aesar A11610.30
UNSPSC : 12352106
Code : NEW
Additional Details : CAS Number : 582-25-2 Weight : 0.01000kg
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.
Soluble in ethanol, slightly soluble in methanol, insoluble in ether.
Hygroscopic. Protect from humidity and water. Store under dry inert gas away from oxidizing agents and moisture.