Sodium benzoate has the chemical formula NaC7H5O2; It is a widely used food preservative, with E number E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid. Benzoic acid occurs naturally at low levels in cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples.
|Appearance||White crystalline granulars or powder|
|Acidity & Alkalinity||≤0.2ml|
|Water solution test||Clear|
|Heavy metals(as Pb)||0.001%max|
|Oxide||Meets the requirement|
|Phthalic acid||Meets the requirement|
|Colour of solution||Y6|