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2,4-Hexadienoic acid potassium salt(590-00-1)

2,4-Hexadienoic acid potassium salt(590-00-1)
Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】

2,4-Hexadienoic acid potassium salt

2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt
Potassium (2E,4E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate
Sorbic acid potassium salt


【Molecular Weight】


【RTECS Class】

Drug; Mutagen

Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents

White to beige powder.
【Solubility in water】

581 g/L
【Melting Point】


1.363 g/cm3 (25 C)

As mold & yeast inhibitor.
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.

Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents

Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents

May cause respiratory tract irritation.

Causes skin irritation. May cause dermatitis.

Causes eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.

Low hazard for usual industrial handling.

During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gasesmay be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal Protection】

Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
【Exposure Effects】

Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Flash Point】

【Fire Fighting】

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents

Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.

Strong oxidizing agents.

Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
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