Propionic Acid 99.5%

Short Description:

● Propionic acid is a short-chain saturated fatty acid.
● Chemical formula: CH3CH2COOH
● CAS number: 79-09-4
● Appearance: Propionic acid is a colorless oily, corrosive liquid with a pungent odor.
● Solubility: miscible with water, soluble in ethanol, ether, chloroform
● Propionic acid is mainly used as food preservative and mildew inhibitor, and can be used as beer and other medium-viscous substances inhibitor, nitrocellulose solvent and plasticizer.

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Technical indicators

Appearance Colorless or light Yellow oily liquid; With slight pungent smell Qualified (Hazen:<10)
PROPANOIC ACID,%≥ 99.5 99.8
RELATIVE DENSITY,d20 % ≤ 0.993-0.997 0.996
BOILING RANGE, ℃ 138.5-142.5 139.5-141.1
MOISTURE,% ≤ 0.15 0.02
PROPYL ALDEHYDE,% ≤ 0.05 0.03
FORMIC ACID,% ≤ 0.05 0.02
Pb(mg/kg) ≤ 2 <2.0
As(mg/kg) ≤ 3 <3.0

Product Use Description

Propionic acid is mainly used as a food preservative and antifungal agent. It can also be used as an inhibitor of medium viscous substances such as beer. Used as nitrocellulose solvent and plasticizer. It is also used for the preparation of nickel plating solution, the preparation of food spices, and the manufacture of medicines, pesticides, and antifungal agents.
1. Food preservatives
The antifungal and mold effect of propionic acid is better than benzoic acid when the pH value is below 6.0, and the price is lower than sorbic acid. It is one of the ideal food preservatives, so it has a huge potential market in China as a food preservative.
2. Herbicide
In the pesticide industry, propionic acid can be used to produce propionamide, which in turn produces some herbicide varieties. According to the development plan of the pesticide industry, herbicides are the key development species of my country's pesticide industry
3. Spices
In the perfume industry, propionic acid can be used to prepare perfumes such as isoamyl propionate, linalyl propionate, geranyl propionate, ethyl propionate, benzyl propionate, etc., which can then be used as perfumes for food, cosmetics, and soap.
4. Drugs
In the pharmaceutical industry, the main derivatives of propionic acid include vitamin B6, naproxen, naomaining and so on. Propionic acid has a weak inhibitory effect on the growth of fungi both inside and outside the body. It can be used for the treatment of dermatomycosis, and is often formulated with zinc undecylenate for external use.

Product packing

Propionic acid
Packages Quantity/20’FCL without pallets
200KGS Plastic Drum 16MTS
IBC Tank 20MTS
ISO Tank 23.5MTS/24MTS

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propionic acid


Are you a trade company or factory?
We are a trade company and we have our own factory.

How do you control the quality?
We control our quality by the factory testing department. We also can do any other Third-party testing.

How long time you will make shipment?
We can make the shipping within 10-15 days after confirm the order.Because propionic acid is dangerous goods CLASS-8, customs inspection should be arranged before export.

What documents you provide?
Usually, we provide Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.

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