a white, crystalline compound, C 6 H 8 O 2 , slightly soluble in water, soluble in many organic solvents: used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food.
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
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.
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.
noun 1. a European tree, Sorbus domestica. 2. Also called sorb apple. the fruit of this tree. noun 1. another name for service tree (sense 1) 2. any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash 3. Also called sorb apple. the fruit of any of these trees noun 1. a member of a Slavonic […]
verb (used with object), Chemistry. 1. to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes. noun 1. another name for service tree (sense 1) 2. any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash 3. Also called sorb apple. the fruit of any of these trees noun 1. […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble powder, C 6 H 8 (OH) 6 , occurring in cherries, plums, pears, seaweed, and many berries, obtained by the breakdown of dextrose and used as a sugar substitute for diabetics and in the manufacture of vitamin C, synthetic resins, candy, varnishes, etc.; sorbol. noun 1. a […]
noun, Biochemistry. 1. sorbitol.