sodium benzenecarboxylate

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An either colourless crystalline or white amorphous powder, C6H5COONa, soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol. It is made by the reaction of sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid and is used in the dyestuffs industry and as a food preservative. It was formerly used as an antiseptic.

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