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.
|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|