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Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula C3H5O2.K
Molecular Weight 112.1689
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of POTASSIUM PROPIONATE

SMILES

[K+].CCC([O-])=O

InChI

InChIKey=BWILYWWHXDGKQA-UHFFFAOYSA-M
InChI=1S/C3H6O2.K/c1-2-3(4)5;/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5);/q;+1/p-1

HIDE SMILES / InChI

Molecular Formula C3H5O2
Molecular Weight 73.0706
Charge -1
Count
Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Additional Stereochemistry No
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Optical Activity NONE

Molecular Formula K
Molecular Weight 39.0983
Charge 1
Count
Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Additional Stereochemistry No
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Optical Activity NONE

Potassium propionate is the potassium salt of propionic acid. It is used as an antimicrobial agent in bread to prevent germination of some types of bacteria which causes sticky yellow patches to occur. Has been linked with behavioural and learning problems, migraines, headaches and can cause asthma. Potassium propionate is represented by the food labeling E number E283 in Europe and by the INS number 283 in Australia and New Zealand. It is very effective against molds and rope forming bacteria and is preferred in chemically leavened cakes, tortillas, pie fillings. Since Probake® Potassium Propionate does not add sodium to the product, it is very suitable for low-salt recipes. A typical dosage for potassium propionate in bakery products is 0.3%. Probake Potassium Propionate is available as a dust free agglomerate grade. GRAS.

Approval Year

PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Effect of potassium propionate on free and bound acetylcholine in frog muscle.
1989 Jan 16
Role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the Ca2+-induced decline of transmitter release at K+-depolarized motor neuron terminals.
1999 Feb
Effects of intraruminal infusion of sodium, potassium, and ammonium on hypophagia from propionate in lactating dairy cows.
2003 Apr
Evaluation of genotoxic effects of sodium propionate, calcium propionate and potassium propionate on the root meristem cells of Allium cepa.
2008 Jun
Comparative Efficacy of Potassium Levulinate with and without Potassium Diacetate and Potassium Propionate versus Potassium Lactate and Sodium Diacetate for Control of Listeria monocytogenes on Commercially Prepared Uncured Turkey Breast.
2015 May
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Sample Use Guides

Dairy cows: Treatment was intraruminal infusion of potassium propionate 0.93 M. Treatment solution was infused over 14 h starting 2 h before feeding at 17.9 ml/min, which is equivalent to 16.7 mmol/min.
Route of Administration: Other
Five concentrations of Potassium propionate - 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000ppm - were applied for 24, 48, and 72h. All concentrations of Potassium propionate showed an inhibitory effect on cell division in root-tips of A. cepa and caused a decrease in mitotic index values.
Substance Class Chemical
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Record UNII
7H1F04CKTX
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Name Type Language
POTASSIUM PROPIONATE
INCI  
INCI  
Official Name English
INS-283
Code English
PROPIONIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT
Common Name English
INS NO. 283
Code English
POTASSIUM PROPIONATE [INCI]
Common Name English
POTASSIUM PROPANOATE
Systematic Name English
E-283
Code English
Classification Tree Code System Code
JECFA EVALUATION INS-283
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CODEX ALIMENTARIUS (GSFA) INS-283
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Code System Code Type Description
ECHA (EC/EINECS)
206-323-5
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PUBCHEM
23663619
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WIKIPEDIA
Potassium propionate
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EPA CompTox
DTXSID50186368
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FDA UNII
7H1F04CKTX
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CAS
327-62-8
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