buy Calcium propionate | Calcium propionate

buy Calcium propionate | Calcium propionate

Calcium propionate is the salt of propionic acid and calcium. this product also commonly known as calcium propanoate and is used as a food preservative.

CAS NO:4075-81-4

E NO: E282

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Calcium propionate with the chemical formula C6H10CaO4 is an organic salt that is produced by a reaction between calcium hydroxide and propionic acid.  It is mainly used as a food preservative due to its unique properties and characteristics to prevent reproduction and the growth of molds and other microorganisms. For information on how to buy  Pure Calcium propionate Powder Premium Quality  and place an order, you can contact our colleagues in the sales department.



Chemical formula


Molar mass


186.2192 g/mol


White crystalline solid


1.49 g/cm3
Crystal structure monoclinic
Melting point: 300 °C
pH 6,0-9,0 (10 % aqueous solution)
Solubility in water  49 g/100 mL(0°C)
55.8 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Chemical structure Calcium propionate strcture



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What is calcium propionate used in?

It is a food additive in baked goods, dairy products, beverages, alcoholic drinks, and processed meats. It helps to preserve various food products and extend the shelf life of several goods.  It has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use.

In general, the uses of C6H10CaO4 in food products can be categorized as follows:

  • Prevents the growth of bacillus mesenteric mold.
  • Increases the shelf life of products made with flour in bakeries.
  • As a fermenting agent in dairy products.
  • In canned food, processed meats such as sausages, soft drinks, jams, gelatin, and others.

Calcium propionate in food

Also, it is used in other fields like pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, photography, and paint and coating.

Safety information

Research and studies show that it is safe to eat and generally with little to no side effects.

Studies show that when this product enters the body, it breaks into calcium and propionic acid and after decomposition is easily absorbed and metabolized by the digestive system.

Also according to the MSDS, some points necessary to say:

  • In case of inhaled, If breathed in, move into the fresh air.
  • In case of skin contact, wash off with plenty of water and soap.
  • In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water as a precaution.
  • In case of swallowed, rinse the mouth with water.

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