APIs & Raw Materials

Propionic acid pure

Propionic acid is a chemical intermediate used as a preservative for food and feed, as a synthetic building block and for other purposes.

Propionic acid is used as a versatile preservative for bakery products and feed grain, among other things. It also serves as a synthetic building block to produce pharmaceuticals, crop protection agents and solvents, as well as thermoplastics.

BASF supplies propionic acid as a bulk product or packaged in drums of 200 kg or IBCs of 950 kg.

Propionic acid is a liquid, colorless and water-soluble organic acid.

BASF is the world’s largest manufacturer of propionic acid with production plants at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nanjing, China.

Propionic acid pure

Product Details

Propionic acid pure

CAS No.: 79-09-4


0,5KG, 1KG Glass bottle
190KG, 200KG Plastic drums
950KG Composite IBC 

Product CAS No. M [g/mol] Assay [%] b.p [C] m.p. [C]
Propionic acid pure 79-09-4 74.08
min. 99.5 140,7 - 141,6 -20