sodium benzoate

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sodium benzoate

n.
The sodium salt of benzoic acid, NaC7H5O2, used as a food preservative, an antiseptic, and an intermediate in dye manufacture and in the production of pharmaceuticals. Also called benzoate of soda.

sodium benzoate

n
(Elements & Compounds) 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: (C6H5COO)Na. Also called: benzoate of soda

so′dium ben′zoate


n.
a white, water-soluble powder, C7H5NaO2, used chiefly as a food preservative.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.sodium benzoate - a white crystalline salt used as a food preservative and antiseptic
benzoate - any salt or ester of benzoic acid
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1 is a schematic of the urea cycle and the common interventions, including driving the urea cycle with supplements of arginine or citrulline and by administering compounds such as sodium benzoate or sodium phenylacetate to form complexes with ammonia that can be excreted in the urine.
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