Sodium Benzoate

Sodium benzoate ( CAS 532-32-1) is an organic compound commonly used as a preservative and food additive. It is a white granule or crystal powder, odorless or slightly smelling of benzoin, and has a slightly sweet taste and easily soluble in water.

Sodium benzoate is mainly one of the active ingredients in preservatives. It has a certain inhibitory effect on yeast, bacteria, mold, and fungi. It can be added to food and medicine as an additive and preservative.

The Main Applications of Sodium Benzoate:

  • Mainly used as food preservative, also used in pharmaceuticals, dyes, etc.
  • Used in the pharmaceutical industry and plant genetic research.
  • Used as dye intermediates and fungicides.
  • Used as Antimicrobials.

Technical Data of Sodium Benzoate

Items Standard Result
Appearances White powder Confirmed
Assay % 99.0-100.5                      99.28
Loss on drying %                    ≤2.0                    1.37
Appearance of solution %                                     PASS PASS
Acidity and alkalinity % PASS                          PASS
Chloride % ≤0.02                         <0.02
Compound containing chlorine gas % ≤0.03 <0.03                
(Pb) Heavy metals  %  ≤0.001 <0.001
(As) Arsenic % ≤0.0002 <0.0002                             
(SO4) Sulfate%                                              ≤0.1 <0.1
Conclusion Meet with  BP2000

Is Sodium Benzoate Harmful to Humans?

Sodium benzoate additive is a food additive that is often used to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and maintain the shelf life of food. It is an additive approved by the food and drug regulatory authorities. It is relatively safe when taken in reasonably and will not affect your health.

Sodium benzoate is also a drug with low toxicity. After a small dose of sodium benzoate enters the human body, it can be metabolized and excreted from the body without causing serious harm to the human body.