1.Product name: sodium benzoate 2.Chemical formula: c7h5nao2 3.Appearance: white granule or crystalline powder, no savor or a bit benzoic savor 4.Specification: purity, %, min, 99.0 loss on drying, % max, 1.5 chloride (cl), % max, 0.05 heavy metal(pb), % max, 0.001 as, % max, 0.0002 sulfate(so4), % max, 0.1 5.Packing: in 25 kg p p bag 6.Application: sodium benzoate is used in acidic foods and products to control bacteria, mold, yeasts, and other microbes. It interferes with their ability to make energy. because it only converts to benzoic acid in acidic environments, it is not used for its anti-microbial action unless the ph is below about 3.6. In the food industry, it is used in items such as jams, salad dressing, juices, pickles, and carbonated drinks. it is also used as a corrosion inhibitor in automotive anti-freeze products.