benzoate of soda

benzoate of soda

noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.

  1. a white, crystalline or granular, water-soluble powder, C7H5NaO2, used chiefly as a food preservative and antifungal agent, and in diagnostic tests of liver function.


  1. a white crystalline soluble compound used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent in preserving food (E211), as an antiseptic, and in making dyes and pharmaceuticals. Formula: (C 6 H 5 COO)NaAlso called: benzoate of soda


  1. The sodium salt of benzoic acid, used as a food preservative, an antiseptic, and in the production of pharmaceuticals.

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