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Sorbic Acid Natural CAS 110-44-1

Molecular Formula: C6H8O2

Formula Weight: 112.13

ZSpharmac: Sorbic Acid Natural Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Sorbic Acid Natural
CAS No: 110-44-1
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Sorbic Acid Natural
Other Names:Sorbic Acid
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:White Crystalline Powder
EINECS No.:203-768-7
Provide:Sorbic Acid Natural MSDS;
Sorbic Acid Natural COA

What is Sorbic Acid Natural?

Sorbic Acid (Sorbic acid) is a colorless to white crystalline powder or crystal with the chemical formula C6H8O2. It belongs to unsaturated fatty acids and is a commonly used preservative in the food industry. From a chemical structure point of view, it has an unsaturated double bond located in the middle of the carbon chain, which gives it specific chemical properties and biological activity.

As a weak acidic substance, the antiseptic mechanism of sorbic acid is that it can inhibit the growth of microorganisms, especially the reproduction of molds and yeasts, but has less impact on bacteria. In an environment with water, sorbic acid will partially dissociate into sorbate ions, thereby interfering with the cell membrane permeability, enzyme activity and energy metabolism of microorganisms, ultimately achieving the antiseptic effect.

In addition to being a food additive, sorbic acid is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products where it plays a preservative role. Internationally, its use is strictly evaluated and regulated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization (WHO), and food safety agencies of various countries to ensure that its use is within the prescribed limits and is harmful to the human body. is safe.

Sorbic Acid Natural Property

Melting point 

132-135 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 



1.2 g/cm3 at 20 °C

vapor pressure 

0.01 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

refractive index 

1.4600 (estimate)


127 °C

storage temp. 



ethanol: 0.1 g/mL, clear


Crystalline Powder


4.76(at 25℃)


White or cream-white




3.3 (1.6g/l, H2O, 20°C)

Water Solubility 

1.6 g/L (20 ºC)


Sorbic Acid Natural Uses

Food Industry:
Preservative: Sorbic acid is one of the most commonly used food preservatives. It is especially suitable for fighting yeast and mold. It is often added to bread, cheese, jam, juice, condiments, pickled foods, etc., to effectively extend the shelf life of food.
Beverage industry: used in carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, etc. to prevent the growth of microorganisms and maintain the flavor and quality of drinks.
Tobacco products: Used as a preservative for tobacco to keep tobacco dry and fresh and prevent mildew.

Cosmetics and personal care products:
Preservatives: Used as antifungal and antibacterial ingredients in skin care products, shampoos, conditioners, and oral care products to protect products from microbial contamination.
Skin Care: In some cases, sorbic acid is used in products to treat fungal skin infections due to its mild properties.

Pharmaceutical field:
Drug preservation: used in oral liquids, topical ointments, eye drops and other drugs to ensure the stability and safety of drugs during storage.
Medical device disinfection: As one of the components of disinfectant, it is used for cleaning and disinfecting the surface of medical devices.

Pesticide auxiliary ingredients: Adding sorbic acid to certain pesticide formulas can enhance the stability and effectiveness of pesticides while reducing damage to crops by harmful microorganisms.

Animal food:
Anti-corrosion and anti-mildew: added to animal feed to prevent feed mildew and ensure feed quality and animal health.

Industrial materials:
Plastic and rubber additives: used as stabilizers for plastics and rubber to prevent materials from being degraded by microorganisms during processing and storage.
Packaging materials: As an anti-fungal agent in the inner layer of the packaging, it protects the products in the packaging from mold erosion.

Prominent Applications of Sorbic Acid Natural in Makeup

  1. Preservative function: As a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, Sorbic Acid Natural has a significant inhibitory effect on molds and yeasts, and can effectively prevent the quality degradation or deterioration of cosmetics caused by microbial contamination during use. This is essential to extend the shelf life of cosmetics, maintain product stability and consumer safety.
  2. Low irritation: Compared with some traditional preservatives, sorbic acid is considered a milder preservative ingredient for the skin, less likely to cause allergic reactions, and is a cosmetic formula suitable for sensitive skin. This low irritation makes it more popular in modern cosmetic formulations that pursue mildness and safety.
  3. Strong compatibility: Sorbic Acid Natural exerts its antiseptic properties over a wide pH range, making it an ideal choice for many cosmetic formulations, whether it is acidic, neutral or alkaline products, it can blend well without Affect the stability or efficacy of other ingredients.
  4. Synergy with other ingredients: As mentioned in the information, sodium sorbate can be used in conjunction with other ingredients such as trehalose to achieve complementary and synergistic effects. This smart combination not only enhances the product’s ability to preserve freshness, but may also improve moisturizing or other skin care effects, thus improving the overall quality and user experience of cosmetics.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Sorbic Acid Natural and its salts (such as potassium sorbate) are recognized internationally as safe cosmetic preservatives by many regulatory agencies, with clear usage restrictions and guidelines. Compliance with these regulations (such as the acceptable daily intake ADI set by JECFA) ensures that the use of sorbic acid in cosmetics is both effective and safe.

Sorbic Acid Natural Advantages and Features

  1. Efficient antibacterial properties: Sorbic acid has a very high inhibitory effect on a variety of molds and yeasts, especially in environments with low water activity, showing better antibacterial effects. This makes it ideal for use in food, cosmetics and other products susceptible to microbial attack to extend product shelf life.
  2. High safety: Sorbic acid is considered a relatively low-toxic preservative. After ingestion by the human body, it can be quickly converted into carbon dioxide and water and excreted through normal metabolic pathways, and will not accumulate in the body. Therefore, it is internationally recognized as one of the safer food additives and is suitable for use in various foods, including baby food.
  3. Wide range of application: Sorbic acid and its salts (such as potassium sorbate) can remain stable and function in a wide range of pH values, and are suitable for acidic to neutral product environments, which expands its application in food processing and cosmetics manufacturing. , pharmaceutical products and other industrial applications.
  4. Low Irritation and Skin Compatibility: In cosmetics and personal care products, sorbic acid is favored for its low skin irritation and good compatibility, making it suitable for use on sensitive skin and reducing the risk of allergic reactions.
  5. Environmentally friendly and degradable: As a naturally derived compound, sorbic acid is easily biodegradable in the natural environment, has relatively little impact on the environment, and meets the requirements of sustainable development.
  6. Regulatory approval: Many food safety and cosmetics regulatory agencies around the world, including the US FDA, the EU EFSA, and the National Health Commission of China, have approved the use of sorbic acid and its salts as preservatives, and have formulated corresponding usage standards and limits. Its legality and safety are ensured.
  7. Easy to monitor and control: The content of sorbic acid in products can be accurately measured through standardized testing methods, making it easier for manufacturers to monitor product quality and comply with regulatory requirements.


de Luca C, Passi S, Quattrucci E. Simultaneous determination of sorbic acid, benzoic acid and parabens in foods: a new gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique adopted in a survey on Italian foods and beverages. Food Addit Contam. 1995 Jan-Feb;12(1):1-7. doi: 10.1080/02652039509374273. PMID: 7758623.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Sorbic Acid Natural raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Sorbic Acid Natural ingredients you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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