Sodium Benzoate

A.M Food Chemical’s Flagship Preservative

Appearance: White Powder, Granules, Strips(Extruded, Noodle), Ultra Fine (Micronized) Powder
Grade: Food, Feed, Tech, Pharma
CAS No: 532-32-1
E No: E211
Einecs No: 208-534-8
HS Code: 29163100
Molecular Formula: C7H5NaO2
Molecular Weight: 144.10 g/mol
MOQ: 1000KG

ProductSodium Benzoate
Technical FilesTDS – Sodium Benzoate
SDS – Sodium Benzoate

For Food, Feed, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, and Industrial Uses

Sodium Benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. One gram of salt is soluble in 2ml of water, in 75ml of ethyl alcohol, and in 50ml of 90% ethyl alcohol. The salt is insoluble in ethyl ether. A typical aqueous solution will be slightly alkaline and typically has a sweetish astringent taste. Sodium Benzoate is a slightly hydroscopic, white, odorless or nearly odorless product. Sodium Benzoate contains 84.7% of available benzoic acid.

Chemical NameSodium Benzoate
Assay on Dried Material≥99.0%mass
Loss on Drying≤ 1.5% mass
Readily Carbonizable SubstancesTo Pass Test
Readily Oxidizable SubstancesTo Pass Test
Lead (Pb)≤2 ppm
Arsenic (As)≤3 ppm
Mercury (Hg)≤1 ppm
Acidity and AlkalinityTo Pass Test
Chloride Compound≤0.06%
Phthalic Acid≤100 ppm


Foods and Beverages
Prepared salads, jams and jellies, dressings, sauces, condiments, pickles, and olives

Personal Care & Cosmetics
Lotions, hair care, liquid soaps, wipes, and feminine hygiene

Pharmaceutic Inactive Ingredient
Cough, cold, pain, topical ointments and lotions

Chemical Synthesis
Polypropylene Nucleation
Corrosion Inhibition
Sodium Benzoate is also used in industrial applications, including as a chemical intermediate, catalyst, nucleating agent for polypropylene manufacture, and as a corrosion inhibitor. Corrosion inhibitions has been reported at low concentrations for steel,

zinc, copper, copper alloys, soldered joints, aluminum, and aluminum alloys, with the highest inhibition efficacy at PH levels 6-12.
Our Sodium Benzoate has outstanding physical properties for consistently high performance in all of handling, production, and packaging processes. A.M Food Chemical offers Sodium Benzoate in three forms for tailored performance and ease of use in a wide variety of applications: dust-free granules, anti-caking sprinkles, and easy-to-mix powder.
All forms are manufactured to meet National Formulary (NF), Food Chemicals Codex(FCC), European Pharmacopeia (EP), and EEC E-211 specifications.


Sodium Benzoate is an approved food additive according to EU and FDA legislation and JECFA (FAO/WHO), FCC and Japanese food standards. Please check local legislation for the exact dosage levels and allowed applications.

Products are certified by FDA, ISO, HALAL, KOSHER, and FAMI-QS.
For more detailed information please
refer to Technical Data Sheet and Safety Data Sheet.


Sodium Benzoate is stable for 2 years from the date of production. Due to the fact that Sodium Benzoate is slightly hydroscopic, physical stability and appearance may change before the end of shelf-life if not stored in well closed original packaging, dry and at room temperature.


Sodium Benzoate has no classification, Always check the Safety Data Sheet and label before using this product.

Packaging/ Available Grades

1. Sodium Benzoate Granule available in dust-free granules in 25KG bags.
2. Sodium Benzoate Powder available in easy-to-mix powder in 25KG bags.
3. Sodium Benzoate Sprinkle available in anti-caking strips in 25KG bags

Other packaging arrangements can be made, please contact us for details.

Safety Precautions

Please see the Safety Data Sheet before handling this material.
This product is produced in China.


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We have been a producer of Propionates, Acetates, and Benzoates for more than 10 years.

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The MOQ is 1 metric ton, we are an oversea wholesaler rather than a local retailer.

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