Sodium Benzoate IP

Sodium Benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and is a widely used preservative known by the E number E211. Benzoic acid occurs naturally at low levels in cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves and apples.


Sodium benzoate is used as a food preservative. It is also used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders, to treat hyperammonemia and in fireworks as a fuel in whistle mix.


Chemical Name: Sodium Benzoate
Mol. Formula: C7­H5NaO2
Mol. Weight: 144.11 g/mol
CAS No.: 532-32-1


General Specifications

Test……. Specification……IP
Appearance A white, crystalline or granular powder or flakes; odorless or with a faint odor; hygroscopic.
Solubility Freely soluble in water, sparingly soluble in alcohol(90% v/V)
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution
Acidity or alkalinity Passes test
Arsenic Maximum 2ppm
Heavy metals Maximum 20ppm
Chlorinated compounds Passes test
Loss on drying Not more than 2%
Assay Not less than 99% and not more than 100.5%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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