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Propionic Acid

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propanoic acid

Propionic Acid

About Propionic Acid

Propionic Acid is a naturally occurring organic acid. It’s a colourless liquid, most commonly used in agricultural feed and food preservation acting as a mould inhibitor. Naturally occurring carboxylic acid.

Agricultural Uses

Propionic Acid is predominantly used as a preservative in animal feed and food applications. It also has uses as a pesticide intermediate and adjuvant to reduce off-target spray drift, improve penetration and pH adjustment.

Food and Beverage Uses

Propionic acid is used as a food preservative in the food and beverage industries. It is effective against bacteria, yeast, and molds and is commonly used to prevent the growth of microorganisms in baked goods, cheeses, and other food products.

Industrial Uses

Propionic acid is used in various industrial applications, including as a solvent, plasticizer. It is used in the manufacturing of textiles and rubber.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Uses

Propionic acid is also used in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. It is used as an intermediate in the production of various drugs, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and propionic acid derivatives. Propionic acid has also been used to treat acne and other skin conditions.

Propionic Acid Purchasing Options

  • 20KLTR Flexi containers and 1000L IBC’s.
  • 99.5% Propionic acid purity
  • Sold in liquid form

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