- It is present in the form of white, shinning crystals
- It is odorless and has a very sweet
- Highly soluble in water and alcohol
- It is flammable and less poisonous
- Comes by neutralizing benzoic acid with sodium bicarbonate
- Technical, U-S-P, F-C-C.
- 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 %.