|sorbic acid (ˈsɔːbɪk)|
|a white crystalline unsaturated carboxylic acid found in berries of the mountain ash and used to inhibit the growth of moulds and as an additive for certain synthetic coatings, as of cheese (E200); 2,4-hexadienoic acid. It exists as cis- and trans- isomers, the latter being the one usually obtained. Formula: CH3CH:CHCH:CHCOOH|
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sorbic acid sor·bic acid (sôr'bĭk)
A white crystalline solid found in the berries of the mountain ash and also synthesized, used as a fungicide.
|sorbic acid (sôr'bĭk) Pronunciation Key
A white crystalline solid found in the berries of the mountain ash or prepared synthetically and used as a food preservative and fungicide. Chemical formula: C6H8O2.