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Sorbic Acid

Test Specification...BP
Characters It occurs as a white or almost crystalline powder.
Identification Test (A) Test (B) Test (C) Test (D) A)    Melting Point: 132°C to 136°C B)    Ultraviolet and visible absorption spectrophotometry. C)     Infrared absorption spectrophotometry. D)    Specified Test. The solution is decolorised.
Solubility Slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%)
Appearance of solution Solution is clear and colourless.
Aldehydes Maximum 0.15%
Water Maximum 1.0%
Sulfated Ash Maximum 0.2%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of C6H8O2 (anhydrous substance)
Test Specification...IP
Characters It occurs as white or almost white, crystalline powder.
Identification Test(A) Test(B) Test(C) (a)A Determine by infrared absorption spectrophotometry. Compare the spectrum with that obtained with sorbic acid RS or with the reference spectrum of sorbic acid. (b)B Specified test. (c) C Specified test. The solution is decolorised.
Appearance of solution A 5.0 per cent w/v solution in ethanol (95 per cent) is clear and colourless.
Aldehydes Specified test.
Sulphated Ash Not more than 0.2%
Water Not more than 1.0%, determined on 2.0 g
Heavy Metals Not more  than 10 ppm
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of C6H8O2, calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Test Specification...FCC
Characters It occurs as a colorless needles or as a white to off white, free-flowing powder
Identification Test A Test B Specified test. The color disappears A 1-in-400,000 solution in isopropyl alcohol exhibits an absorbance maximum at 254 ± 2 nm.
Solubility It is slightly soluble in water. One gram dissolves in about 10 mL of ethanol and in about 20 mL of ether.
Lead Not more than 2 mg/kg
Melting range Between 132° and 135°
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.2%
Water Not more than 0.5%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% ofC6H8O2, calculated on the anhydrous basis.
Characters It occurs as a colorless needles or as a white to off white, free-flowing powder
Test Specifications...USP
Descriptions It occurs as white or almost white, crystalline powder.
Identification Test A Test B Test C Test D (a)   Melting point: 132 °C to 136 °C (b)   Ultraviolet and visible absorption spectrophotometry. (c)   Infrared absorption spectrophotometry (d)   Specified Test. The solution is decolorised.
Solubility Slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96 per cent).
Appearance of solution Solution S is clear and colorless.
Aldehydes Not more than 0.15%
Water Not more than 1.0 %
Sulfated ash Not more than 0.2 %
Assay Not less than 99.0 % and not more than 101.0 % of C6H8O2 (anhydrous substance)

Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

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