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Sodium Propionate

  • Type
  • E No. E281
  • CAS No. 137-40-6
  • Qty in 20' FCL 18MT
  • Min. Order 500KG
  • Packaging 25KG/BAGS


Sodium propanoate or Sodium Propionate is the sodium salt of propionic acid which has the chemical formula Na(C2H5COO).

ReactionsIt is produced by the reaction of propionic acid and sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide.

It is used as a food preservative and is represented by the food labeling E number E281 in Europe; it is used primarily as a mold inhibitor in bakery products. It is approved for use as a food additive in the EUUSA and Australia and New Zealand(where it is listed by its INS number 281).


Item Specification
Synonym Sodium propanoate
Molecular Formula C3H5NaO2
Molecular Weight 96.06
Appearance White crystalline solid or powder
Assay( as CH3CH2 COONa dried ) % =<99.0
pH (10 %; H2O; 20°C) 8.0~10.5
Loss on drying =<0.0003%
Alkalinity(as Na2CO3) pass test
Heavy metal
Lead =<0.001%
As( as As2O3) =<0.0003%
Fe =<0.0025%



1, What kinds of certificates can you offer?

Foodchem is an ISO2008 9001 certified company, as for Sodium Propionate, we can offer HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates, ect.

2, Is Foodchem a manufacturer or just a trading company?

Foodchem is both manufacturer and trading company, we are Sodium Propionate distributor, at the same time, we are manufacturer of other products.

3, What is the Min Order Quantity of Sodium Propionate?

Different products have different MOQ, for Sodium Propionate, the MOQ is 500kg.

4, What is the price of Sodium Propionate?

Foodchem is a famous supplier and manufacturer of Sodium Propionate in China, and has been corporate with many Sodium Propionate suppliers for several years, we can provide you with cost-effective Sodium Propionate.

5, How long shall we wait for your reply?

We can guarantee to reply your inquiries of Sodium Propionate in less than 24 hours in working days.

6, What kinds of transportation types can you provide?

Our main transportation methods include air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.

7, What kinds of payment terms can you accept?

The most commonly used payment terms are T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, etc.

8, How long will I receive my good?

Foodchem has its own EDC warehouse in Shanghai, when your purchase order has been confirmed, inventory products will deliver within 1 week, other products delivery in 2 weeks.

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