Calcium Propionate
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Title: Calcium Propionate
CAS Registry Number: 4075-81-4
CAS Name: Propionic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C6H10CaO4
Molecular Weight: 186.22
Percent Composition: C 38.70%, H 5.41%, Ca 21.52%, O 34.37%
Line Formula: Ca(CH3CH2COO)2
Literature References: Occurs as mono- or trihydrate. Prepn: Beilstein vol. 2, 238, 2nd suppl., 218, 3rd suppl., 516.
Properties: Powder or monoclinic crystals. Sol in water; slightly sol in methanol, ethanol; practically insol in acetone, benzene.
Use: As an inhibitor of molds and other microorganisms in foods, tobacco, pharmaceuticals; in butyl rubber to improve processability and scorching resistance.
Therap-Cat: Antifungal.
Keywords: Antifungal (Synthetic).

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