Calcium Propionate

Title: Calcium Propionate
CAS Registry Number: 4075-81-4
CAS Name: Propionic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C6H10CaO4
Molecular Weight: 186.22
Percent Composition: C 38.70%, H 5.41%, Ca 21.52%, O 34.37%
Line Formula: Ca(CH3CH2COO)2
Literature References: Occurs as mono- or trihydrate. Prepn: Beilstein vol. 2, 238, 2nd suppl., 218, 3rd suppl., 516.
Properties: Powder or monoclinic crystals. Sol in water; slightly sol in methanol, ethanol; practically insol in acetone, benzene.
Use: As an inhibitor of molds and other microorganisms in foods, tobacco, pharmaceuticals; in butyl rubber to improve processability and scorching resistance.
Therap-Cat: Antifungal.
Keywords: Antifungal (Synthetic).
Calcium Pyrophosphate Calcium Selenide Calcium Stearate Calcium Stearyl-2 Lactylate Calcium Succinate

Calcium propanoate[1]
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Identifiers
CAS number 4075-81-4 YesY
PubChem 19999
ChemSpider 18840 N
EC number 223-795-8
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Properties
Molecular formula C6H10CaO4
Molar mass 186.2192 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline solid
Solubility in water 49 g/100 mL (0 °C)
55.8 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubility slightly soluble in methanol, ethanol
insoluble in acetone, benzene
Structure
Crystal structure monoclinic
Hazards
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Calcium propanoate or calcium propionate has the formula Ca(C2H5COO)2. It is the calcium salt of propanoic acid.