Sodium benzoate

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Synonyms: sodium benzoate, sodium benzoate, E211

Chemical formula: C7H5NaO2

International name: SODIUM BENZOATE

CAS No: 532-32-1

Appearance: white crystalline powder or granules

Packing: bags of 25 kg

Storage: Store in a dry, well-ventilated area

Sodium benzoate C7H5NaO2 - benzoic acid sodium salt. White powder, odorless or with a slight odor of benzaldehyde.

Sodium benzoate (sodium benzoate) was prepared by the reaction of benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide.

Sodium benzoate (sodium benzoate) - a food additive (E211), refers to a group of preservatives. Exerts a strong inhibitory effect on yeasts and molds, including aflatoksinoobrazuyuschie inhibits microbial cells in the activity of enzymes responsible for the oxidation-reduction reactions, as well as enzymes that break down fats and starch.
Sodium benzoate (sodium benzoate) is used
• in the food industry for preserving meat and fish products, margarine, mayonnaise, ketchup, fruit products, beverages, etc.
• as a preservative in cosmetic industry
• in the pharmaceutical industry and others.

• decomposition of oxalic esters of glycerol
In nature, formic acid is found in the needles, nettles, fruits, corrosive secretions of bees and ants (the latter was first discovered in the XVII century, hence the name).


Formic acid is used
• as a preservative and antibacterial agent in the procurement of food, as formic acid slows the processes of decay and disintegration, so hay and silage treated with formic acid, longer maintained.
• a mordant dyeing wool,
• for pest control in beekeeping,
• as solvent in certain chemical reactions, such as bleach for tanning and leather.
• In the laboratory, a decomposition of liquid formic acid to produce carbon monoxide and others.

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