Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate is a preservative with a broad range of applications. It is widely used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, home-care and industrial applications.



Technical Data

Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It can be used as a preservative and as an anti-corrosive agent and has a broad range of applications. Sodium benzoate occurs naturally, along with benzoic acid and its esters, in many foods and is produced commercially by the neutralization of benzoic acid.

It is most widely used as a preservative in foods and can commonly be found in acidic foods, carbonated drinks jams and fruit juices, pickles, condiments, and yogurt toppings. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.

In pharmaceuticals, sodium benzoate is used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders and hyperammonemia. It is used to treat postdural puncture headache, respiratory depression and vascular headache.

In homeware and industrial cleaning, its preservative and antifungal properties make it useful in conventional and green cleaning furniture polishes, toilet bowl cleaners, dishwashing detergent gels, carpet cleaning products, upholstery cleaners, and dishwasher cleaners.

Other Applications:
Auto care: antifreeze
Arts and crafts: liquid soap colorants
Food: sodas, other carbonated beverages, fruit juices, salad dressings, condiments, etc.
Laundry: starches
Medicine: IVs and medicines (liquid cough syrups, liquid acetaminophen, amoxicillin, and medicinal creams)
Personal Care: hair (e.g., shampoos, colorants, conditioners, and hairsprays), dental (e.g., mouthwashes and toothpaste), skin (e.g., body and facial washes, sunscreens, and deodorants), and baby care products (e.g., baby wipes)
Pet Care: dental products
Fireworks: to create a whistling sound

Other Names: Benzoic acid, sodium salt, Antimol, Benzoan sodny, Benzoate of soda, Benzoate sodium, Benzoesaeure (na-salz), Natrium benzoicum, and Sobenate.

Chemical Formula: C7H5NaO2

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