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Sodium Benzoate

  • Sodium Benzoate

Product Name: Sodium Benzoate

Botanic Name: Preservative

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Sodium benzoate is a preservative. It is bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (vinegar), carbonated drinks, jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (vinegar), and condiments. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.

Applications:

Preservative and anti microbial agent for tomato products, pickles, sauces, fruits, fruit salads, jams, cider, fruit juices, salad dressing, and some meat and poultry products. Also used in margarine if combined with Sorbates.

pH Value: 6.0 – 8.5 in aqueous solution, 25 °C.

Molecular Weight: 144.11 g/mol

Melting Point: >300°C (572°F)

Boiling Point: > 450 °C - < 475 °C, at 1,013 hPa, Method: OECD Test Guideline 103

Flash Point (Closed Cup): > 100 °C

Critical Temperature: Not Available

Specific Gravity: 1.4 (Water = 1)

Vapor Pressure: Not Applicable

Vapor Density: 4.97 (Air =1)

Relative Density: 1.440 g/cm3

Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): log Pow: -2.13

Volatility: Not available

Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water

Solubility: Easily soluble in cold water & hot water

9.2 Other information:

Molecular Formula: C7H5O2Na

Molecular Weight: 144.11 g/mol

Ignition Temperature: > 500 °C

Sodium benzoate is a preservative. It is bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (vinegar), carbonated drinks, jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (vinegar), and condiments. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.

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