E513 — пищевая добавка, регулятор кислотности, серная кислота, sulphuric acid (Е513)

Sulphuric acid was manufactured by the lead-chamber process until the mid-1930s, but this process has now been replaced by the contact process, involving the catalytic oxidation of sulphur dioxide. The structure of sulphuric acid is considered to be a mixture of several rapidly interconverting equivalent forms. Typical products include beer. Banned in Australia. Has teratogenic properties. Avoid it.

Sulphuric acid is a natural strong mineral acid. Commercially it is prepared by the oxidation of sulphur dioxide in the presence of water. It produces a clear, colourless, and odourless liquid that is used as an acidity regulator in food.

Common Uses

Used mainly in beer.



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