Molecular Formula – C6H10O4Ca
Molecular Weight – 186.22 gm/mol
CAS No – 4075-81-4
Shelf Life – 36 months
Storage Condition – Keep Well Closed, protected against light, dry and at room temperature
|1.||Description||White free flowing powder, hygroscopic.|
|2.||Solubility||Soluble in water with faint opalescence.|
|3.||Identification||Positive for Calcium.|
|4.||Loss on Drying (at 105°C till constant weight)||NMT 5.0% w/w|
|5.||pH (of a 10% w/v suspension)||6.00 – 9.00|
|6.||Arsenic||NMT 3.0 ppm|
|7.||Heavy Metals (as Lead)||NMT 10.0 ppm|
|8.||Assay (as Calcium) (On Dried Basis)||20.4% w/w – 22.6% w/w|
It is used as an food additive which is mainly used as food preservatives.
Calcium Propionate is used as an preservatives for cosmetics.
It is used in agricultural chemicals which is used as fungicides.
It is used as supplement which are mainly for veterinary purposes.