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Propionic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Antiseptic agent

Antifungal agent

Chemical Name

Propanoic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum propionicum (Latin)
  • Propionsäure (German)
  • Acide propionique (French)

Generic Names

  • Acidum propionicum (IS)
  • E 280 (IS: E Number)
  • Propionic Acid (PH: NF 33)
  • Propionique (acide) (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)

Brand Name

  • Transitonyl (Propionic Acid and Orotic Acid, + Sorbitol (veterinary use))
    Ceva Santé Animale, France


ISInofficial Synonym
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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