Compound chemical name: Natural Sodium Benzoate (Food Grade)
CAS # 532-32-1
Molecular formula: C6H5COONa
Formula weight: 144.11
Description: Sodium benzoate is widely used as a food preservative. It is mainly used in acidic foods such as salad dressings, carbonated drinks, jams and fruit juices, pickles, condiments, and frozen yogurt toppings. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.
Sodium benzoate is used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders due to its ability to bind amino acids. This leads to excretion of these amino acids and a decrease in ammonia levels. Sodium benzoate, along with phenylbutyrate, is used to treat hyperammonemia.
The natural version of sodium benzoate can be used in products in order to boast the fully natural status of the product as opposed to containing synthetic chemicals.
Appearance – In its refined form, sodium benzoate is a white, odorless compound that has a sweet, astringent taste, and is soluble in water.
Kept in a light-proof, well-closed, dry and cool place.
Alternate names: Benzoate of soda
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