Sodium Propionate
Title: Sodium Propionate
CAS Registry Number: 137-40-6
CAS Name: Propionic acid sodium salt
Trademarks: Impedex (DuPont)
Molecular Formula: C3H5NaO2
Molecular Weight: 96.06
Percent Composition: C 37.51%, H 5.25%, Na 23.93%, O 33.31%
Line Formula: CH3CH2COONa
Properties: Transparent crystals, granules. Deliquescent in moist air. Neutral or slightly alkaline reaction to litmus. One gram dissolves in ~1 ml water, in ~0.65 ml boiling water, in ~24 ml alcohol at 25°. Most active at acid pH: Wolford, Andersen, Food Ind. 17, 622 (1945); Olsen, Macy, J. Dairy Sci. 29, 173 (1946).
Use: Fungicide, mold preventative.
Therap-Cat: Antifungal (topical).
Therap-Cat-Vet: In ketoses of ruminants (glucose precursor). Antifungal agent. Has been used in dermatoses, wound infections, conjunctivitis.
Keywords: Antifungal (Synthetic).

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