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  1. potassium sorbate(Noun)

    The potassium salt of sorbic acid.

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  1. Potassium sorbate

    Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, chemical formula C6H7KO2. Its primary use is as a food preservative. Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care products. Commercial sources are now produced by the condensation of crotonaldehyde and ketene.


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