Sodium Benzoate is a type of food additive with E number E211 which is used in various acidic food items including carbonated drinks, salads, and fruit juices. It is known to have chemical formula C7H5NaO2 with molar mass of 144.10 g/mol. This chemical compound also finds application in formulation of medicinal compounds that are intended to be used for treatment of urea cycle disorders with its ability to bind amino acids. Sodium Benzoate is colorless to white colored powder having no odor with solubility in liquid ammonia. It can industrially be produced by neutralization of benzoic acid.
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