|Grade Standard||Reagent Grade, Bio-Tech Grade, Technical Grade, Analytical Grade|
|Physical State||Powder, solid|
|Usage||Industrial, Laboratory, Personal|
|Melting point||410 °C (770 °F; 683 K)|
|Flash Point||100 °C (212 °F; 373 K)|
Sodium benzoate is a preservative, with the E number E211. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (i.e. acetic acid in vinegar), carbonated drinks (carbonic acid), jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (acetic acid), condiments and frogurt toppings.