Benzoic acid Food Grade

  • Author:Hubei Ocean Biotech Co,.ltd.
  • Release on :2016-01-12
Benzoic acid Food Grade

Benzoic acid, used as a food preservative, represented by the E-numbers E210, E211, E212, and E213, the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid containing carboxyl group bonded directly to benzene ring, is a white, crystalline organic compound, The name derived from gum benzoin, which was for a long time the only source for benzoic acid. This weak acid and its salts are used as a food preservative. Benzoic acid is an important precursor for the synthesis of many other organic substances.

Physical & Chemical Properties.:
Food grade:White crystallized powder; Industrial grade:white crystallized plate.
Melting at 121.5-123.5 C (starting sublime at 100 C); boiling at 249 C.
Slightly soluble in water, soluble in ethanol, very slightly soluble in benzene and acetone.


1. As the preservative, mainly use in fruit juice,drug,toothpaste,soft drink etc.
2. Also used as raw material of dye intermediate, paint synthesis, plasticizer and flavors.
3. It is also used in the manufacture of alkyd resins and drilling mud additive for crude oil recovery applications. 

1. Benzoic acid is commonly used as food preservative.
2. Benzoic acid is usually used as raw material in the production of pesticide, dye, medicine, perfume, mordant, plasticizer.
3. Modifying agent for polyamide resin and alkyd resins.
4. Rust inhibitor of steel equipment and so on.