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Sodium Propionate

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


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)


Antifungal agent

Ophthalmic agent

Antiseptic agent, topical

Chemical Names

Propanoic acid, sodium salt

Propionic acid, sodium salt

Sodium propanoate (Ph. Eur.)

Sodium propionate

Foreign Names

  • Natrii propionas (Latin)
  • Natriumpropionat (German)
  • Sodium, propionate de (French)
  • Propionato de sodio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 1896 (IS)
  • E 281 (IS)
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 077703 (IS)
  • Impedex (IS)
  • Sodium propanoate (IS)
  • Natrii propionas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium (propionate de) (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Sodium Propionate (PH: BP 2016, NF 33, USP 32)
  • Sodium propionate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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