CHARECTERISTICS

  • It is present in the form of white, shinning crystals

TASTE

  • It is odorless and has a very sweet

SOLUBILITY

  • Highly soluble in water and alcohol

EFFECTS

  • It is flammable and less poisonous

PREPARATION

  • Comes by neutralizing benzoic acid with sodium bicarbonate

GRADES

  • Technical, U-S-P, F-C-C.

USES

  • It is used to preserve food
  • Acts as an antiseptic agent
  • Also used in pharmaceutical industry, bakery products making, drinks and squashes.

Use it in food products but not more than 0.1 %.

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