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Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium benzoate

purum p.a., ≥99.0% (NT)

Synonym(s):
Benzoic acid sodium salt
Linear Formula:
C6H5COONa
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
144.10
Beilstein:
3572467
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39024301
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

purum p.a.

assay

≥99.0% (NT)

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: soluble(lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

cation traces

Ca: ≤50 mg/kg
Cd: ≤50 mg/kg
Co: ≤50 mg/kg
Cu: ≤50 mg/kg
Fe: ≤50 mg/kg
K: ≤2000 mg/kg
Ni: ≤50 mg/kg
Pb: ≤50 mg/kg
Zn: ≤50 mg/kg

SMILES string

[Na+].[O-]C(=O)c1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H6O2.Na/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6;/h1-5H,(H,8,9);/q;+1/p-1

InChI key

WXMKPNITSTVMEF-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. On dissolution in water it affords weakly basic solution. It is widely employed as a food preservative and in various cosmetic products. It has anti-corrosive properties. Its determination in fruit juices, sodas, soy sauce, ketchup, peanut butter, cream cheese and other foods by HPLC method has been proposed. It exhibits microbicidal action and is added as anti-microbial agent in various food products. It is a Food and Drug Administration-approved nontoxic drug.

Application

Sodium benzoate may be used in the preparation of various heavy metal benzoates.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Eagleson M.
Concise Encyclopedia Chemistry, 121-121 (1994)
Saurav Brahmachari et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 179(1), 275-283 (2007-06-21)
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) is the animal model for multiple sclerosis. This study explores a novel use of sodium benzoate (NaB), a commonly used food additive and a Food and Drug Administration-approved nontoxic drug for urea cycle disorders, in treating...
Andrew G Reidenbach et al.
Biomolecules, 10(1) (2019-12-22)
Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) designed to lower prion protein (PrP) expression in the brain through RNase H1-mediated degradation of PrP RNA are in development as prion disease therapeutics. ASOs were previously reported to sequence-independently interact with PrP and inhibit prion accumulation...
H M Pylypiw et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 883(1-2), 299-304 (2000-07-26)
A rapid and reliable method is presented for the determination of the preservatives sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in fruit juices, sodas, soy sauce, ketchup, peanut butter, cream cheese, and other foods. The procedure utilizes high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) followed...
Huey-Jen Tsay et al.
Neurotoxicology and teratology, 29(5), 562-569 (2007-07-24)
Sodium benzoate (SB) is a commonly used food preservative and anti-microbial agent in many foods from soup to cereals. However, little is known about the SB-induced toxicity and teratogenicity during early embryonic development. Here, we used zebrafish as a model...

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