Sodium Benzoate 500gm

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Sodium benzoate is a common food preservative that is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is a white, crystalline powder that is soluble in water and has a slightly sweet, astringent taste. Sodium benzoate is often added to processed foods, soft drinks, and other beverages to extend their shelf life and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, yeast, and mold. It is generally considered safe for consumption in small amounts, but can cause allergic reactions in some people.


Sodium Benzoate

In laboratories, sodium benzoate serves several purposes:

  1. Preservative: It is used to prevent microbial growth in various solutions and media, particularly those that are acidic.
  2. Analytical Chemistry: Sodium benzoate can be used as a standard substance in analytical chemistry for calibration purposes.
  3. Buffer Solution: It is sometimes used in buffer solutions to control pH levels, especially in biochemical experiments.
  4. Chemical Reagent: It can be used as a reagent in various chemical reactions and synthesis processes.
  5. Quality Control: Sodium benzoate is also used in quality control processes to ensure stability and preservation of samples and products.
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When handling sodium benzoate in a laboratory or industrial setting, it’s important to follow these safety precautions:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Wear gloves, safety goggles, and a lab coat or protective clothing to prevent direct skin contact and eye exposure.
  2. Ventilation: Work in a well-ventilated area or use a fume hood to avoid inhaling dust or vapors.
  3. Handling: Avoid generating dust or aerosols. Handle sodium benzoate with care to prevent spills.
  4. Storage: Store sodium benzoate in a tightly sealed container away from incompatible substances and sources of heat or ignition.
  5. First Aid: Know the appropriate first aid measures in case of accidental exposure or ingestion. Seek medical attention if necessary.
  6. Disposal: Dispose of sodium benzoate according to local regulations and guidelines. Do not dispose of it in drains or general waste bins without proper treatment.
  7. Labeling: Ensure containers are properly labeled with the substance name, hazard symbols, and handling instructions.

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