- Volume 30 Issue 5
Tetrasodium pyrophosphate peroxidate can be crystallized as a hydrogen-peroxide-bound salt from the solution of tetrasodium pyrophosphate and hydrogen peroxide. The antimicrobial activity and stability of the compound were tested for the use as a food preservative. It showed antimicrobial activities against several food spoilage microorganisms at the concentration of 0.1% (w/v), and was stable for 80 days in room temperature as a form of 70% hydrogen-peroxide-bound tetrasodium pyrophosphate peroxidate. It was also stable at the boiling temperature but decomposed significantly in the presence of metal ions. The compound can be an effective food preservative at the 0.2% (w/v) concentration, which contains 0.03% (v/v) hydrogen peroxide. The compound could be commercialized if the application area and usage direction as well as the removal method of hydrogen peroxide were developed.