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E501 - Potassium carbonates

Functions: Stabiliser

Potassium carbonate -K2CO3- is a white salt, which is soluble in water -insoluble in ethanol- and forms a strongly alkaline solution. It can be made as the product of potassium hydroxide's absorbent reaction with carbon dioxide. It is deliquescent, often appearing a damp or wet solid. Potassium carbonate is used in the production of soap and glass. - Wikipedia

Names: Carbonates de potassium, Carbonate de potassium, Carbonate acide de potassium, bicarbonate de potassium