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  1. Infobox references. Sodium benzoate also known as benzoate of soda is the sodium salt of benzoic acid, widely used as a food preservative (with an E number of E211) and a pickling agent. It appears as a white crystalline chemical with the formula C 6 H 5 COONa.

    • Benzoic Acid

      Precursor to sodium benzoate and related preservatives....

    • Benzonatate

      Benzonatate, sold under the brand name Tessalon among...

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Benzoic_acidBenzoic acid - Wikipedia

    Precursor to sodium benzoate and related preservatives. Benzoic acid and its salts are used as food preservatives, represented by the E numbers E210, E211, E212, and E213. Benzoic acid inhibits the growth of mold, yeast and some bacteria. It is either added directly or created from reactions with its sodium, potassium, or calcium salt. The ...

  3. Sodium benzoate is deemed safe, and people generally don’t exceed the ADI of 0–2.27 mg per pound (0–5 mg per kg) of body weight, though some individuals may be more sensitive. This additive ...

  4. Feb 15, 2024 · Updated March 27, 2024. Sodium benzoate is a preservative found in fruit juices, fermented foods, sauces and some pancake syrups. This food chemical has been linked to a variety of health harms, including damage to DNA, hormone disruption and reduced fertility. Sodium benzoate also poses a cancer risk, but only if combined with the use of ...

  5. Jan 8, 2024 · Sodium benzoate in cosmetics. Like food and drink products, cosmetics also need preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria. Preservative-free, natural products cannot be stored for a long time.

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  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BenzonatateBenzonatate - Wikipedia

    Benzonatate, sold under the brand name Tessalon among others, is a medication that is used for the symptomatic relief of cough. [7] [8] A 2023 systematic review found that there is inadequate evidence to support the effectiveness and safety of benzonatate for cough and highlighted rising safety concerns. [9] Benzonatate is taken by mouth.

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  8. May 18, 2018 · Sodium benzoate, sometimes also called benzoate of soda, is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is an aromatic compound denoted by the chemical formula C 7 H 5 NaO 2 with a molecular weight of 144.11. Sodium benzoate can be made by chemically combining sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid. In its refined form, sodium benzoate is a white, odorless ...

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