sorbic acid


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sor·bic acid

 (sôr′bĭk)
n.
A white crystalline solid, C6H8O2, first obtained from berries of the rowan and now prepared synthetically, used as a food preservative and fungicide.

[From sorb.]

sorbic acid

(ˈsɔːbɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline unsaturated carboxylic acid found in berries of the mountain ash and used to inhibit the growth of moulds and as an additive for certain synthetic coatings, as of cheese (E200); 2,4-hexadienoic acid. It exists as cis- and trans- isomers, the latter being the one usually obtained. Formula: CH3CH:CHCH:CHCOOH
[C19: from sorb (the tree), from its discovery in the berries of the mountain ash]

sor′bic ac′id

(ˈsɔr bɪk)
n.
a white, crystalline compound, C6H8O2, used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food.
[1815; sorb + -ic]
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Noun1.sorbic acid - a white crystalline carboxylic acid used as a preservative
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
Translations
sorbiinhape

sorbic acid

[ˌsɔːbɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m sórbico

sorbic acid

n (Chem) → Sorbinsäure f
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Many of the dairy producers interviewed by Executive sympathized with Khoury Dairy, especially when they considered the underhand competition it supposedly faces, with the LBCI show only running adverts for a dairy not singled out for Natamycin or sorbic acids.
The liquid fraction consisted of a mixture of water, glycerol, and both sodium sulfite and sorbic acid (K-salt) for both SP and SP.
Difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion does not contain BAK, and instead uses sorbic acid as a preservative.
Sorbic acid was used as preservative at the rate of one gram per sample.
When antimicrobial agents, such as benzoic acid, sorbic acid, propionic acid, lactic acid, nisin and lysozyme, were incorporated into edible films, the films retarded the surface growth of bacteria, yeasts and molds on a wide range of products, including meats and cheeses.
The feed acidifiers market could be segmented into three major categories, on the basis of acid types into: Sorbic acid, Citric acid, Butyric acid, Acetic acid, Tartaric acid, Lactic acid, Malic acid, Formic acid, Fumaric acid, Propionic acid, and Benzoic acid, and on the basis of its end users into: Pig farming, Poultry, Cattle farming and others.
1975) reported no adverse effects of sorbic acid on reproductive function or post-natal development.
Only one ingredient in the Twinkie is added solely for preservative effect: sorbic acid.