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Sodium Benzoate

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Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid, which exists in this form when dissolved in water. This compound is produced by treating benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide. On a commercial level, benzoic acid is produced by the partial oxidation of toluene with oxygen. Sodium benzoate is a common food preservative and is also used in various industrial applications.

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CHEMICAL NAME

Sodium Benzoate

INDUSTRY

Food and Nutrition

Home Care and Industrial Cleaning

APPLICATION

  1. Preservative: Sodium benzoate is primarily used as a preservative in a variety of food and beverage products to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeast, and molds. It is effective in acidic conditions, which makes it suitable for use in products like fruit juices, sodas, and pickles.
  2. Antimicrobial Agent: It helps prevent the spoilage of food by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, thus extending the shelf life of products.
  3. pH Buffer: Sodium benzoate works best in acidic environments. In combination with other preservatives like citric acid, it can contribute to a lower pH, enhancing its antimicrobial efficacy.
  4. Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals: Sodium benzoate is also used in certain cosmetics and personal care products, as well as in some pharmaceutical formulations.

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

Benzoate of soda Sodium Salt of Benzoic Acid

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

Not Specified

CAS NUMBER

532-32-1

CHEMICAL FORMULA

C7H5NaO2

HS CODE

29163140

DENSITY

144.11 g/mol

MELTING POINT

1.5 g/cm3

BOILING POINT

436.1°C

VISCOSITY

465 °C

SHELF LIFE

2 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Sodium Benzoate garners widespread acclaim for its extraordinary attributes particularly its outstanding properties like Preservative. Its importance spans across various sectors, most notably Food and Nutrition, Home Care and Industrial Cleaning where it occupies a crucial role. The unmatched traits of this compound make it indispensable in present-day scenarios, elevating both efficiency and efficacy.

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