Sodium Benzoate E211
Available in 200g, 400g, 1000g.
E211 Food Grade
Molecular formula: C7H5NaO2
Sodium Benzoate is a widely used food preservative with E number E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists as such when dissolved in water. It can be prepared by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
- Used as a preservative, it acts bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. Most commonly used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (vinegar), sodas (carbonic acid), jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (vinegar), and spices.
- Used in the treatment of urea cycle disorders due to its ability to bind amino acids.
- Used in fireworks as fuel in a mixture of whistle powder, which when compressed into a tube and ignited, emits a whistling sound.
- Used in alcohol-based mouthwash and silver polish.