White granular powder. Sodium benzoate is used as an antiseptic and preservative in paints, food, and medicine. It is also used as a rust and mildew inhibitor.
Synonyms and Related Terms
benzoate of soda; sodium benzoic acid; Antimol
- Ingestion of large quantities is toxic.
- Maximum allowable concentration in food is 0.1%.
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, ethanol. Forms slightly alkaline solution in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 144.1|
Resources and Citations
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 8725
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p 777
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976