CAS NO. 532-32-1
Maximum dosage - 0.1%
Form: Crystal, Granules, Crystaline Powder
Water Solubility: Soluble
Stability: Stable but may be moisture sensitive
The most common source of sodium benzoate is food; manufacturers use it as a preservative to prevent spoilage. Acidic products like sauerkraut, jellies and jams, hot sauce and soda are the most common sources of sodium benzoate.
Sodium benzoate has recently been incorporated into plastics, like polypropylene, where it has been found to improve clarity and strength.
Sodium benzoate is used as a medication to treat hyperammonemia, a rare disorder that causes excess ammonia to accumulate in the blood.
Sodium benzoate is also used in fireworks as a fuel in whistle mix.
It is used as an intermediate during the manufacture of dyes.
It is also used in tobacco and pharmaceutical preparations