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Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, and Dimethyldicarbonate

  • Bruce W. Zoecklein
  • Kenneth C. Fugelsang
  • Barry H. Gump
  • Fred S. Nury

Abstract

Sorbic acid is a short-chained unsaturated fatty acid widely used in the wine and food industry as a chemical preservative. Because sorbic acid is not readily soluble, it is usually sold as the soluble salt, potassium sorbate. Effective primarily as a fungistat, sorbic acid is added to sweet wines. Although a generally effective inhibitor of fermentative yeasts, sorbic acid has little inhibitory activity toward lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, or oxidative film forming yeast.

Keywords

Lactic Acid Bacterium Benzoic Acid Alcohol Content Sodium Benzoate Sorbic Acid 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce W. Zoecklein
    • 1
  • Kenneth C. Fugelsang
    • 2
  • Barry H. Gump
    • 2
  • Fred S. Nury
    • 2
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.California State University at FresnoUSA

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