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SODIUM BENZOATE CP – IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE AND OF
THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
Product Identification:
Product Name: Sodium Benzoate
Synonyms: Antimol; Benzoate of soda; Sodium benzoic acid; Benzoate sodium
CI#: Not Available
Molecular Formula: C7H5O2Na
REACH Registration No: Not Available
Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised
against: Identified Uses: Food & Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetic Raw
Material Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet:
 Company Finar Limited
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SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture:
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 [CLP/GHS]
Physical Hazards: Not Classified
Health Hazards:
Eye Irritation, Category 2, H319
Environmental Hazards: Not Classified
2.2 Label Elements:
 Hazard Pictograms :
 Signal Word : Warning
 Hazard Statements : H319 Causes Serious Eye Irritation
Precautionary Statements – Prevention:
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses,
if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Combustible Dust Hazard – May form combustible concentrations in air (During Processing)
2.3 Other Hazards:
Substance meets the criteria for PBT according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XIII: No.
P: Not available. B: Not available. T: No.
Substance meets the criteria for vPvB according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XIII: Not
available

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
3.1 Substances: Sodium Benzoate – CAS No. – 532-32-1
3.2 Mixtures:
Component CAS-No EC-No. Weight %
Sodium Benzoate 532-32-1 208-534-8 100%
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SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
4.1 Description of First Aid Measures:
General information : Move affected person to fresh air at once. Get medical attention
Eye Contact: Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin
with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Cold water may be used. Wash clothing
before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Swallowing: Do not induce vomiting. Dilute mouth with water or milk after rinsing. Immediately get
medical assistance.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
Irritant effects, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Stomach/Intestinal disorder
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
If seeking medical attention provide SDS document to physician. Physician should treat symptomatically

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
Water, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Dry Chemical Powder, Chemical Foam or Alcohol Resistance Foam
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons
For this Substance/Mixture no limitations of extinguishing agents are given
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture Combustible
Risk of Dust Explosion
Development of Hazardous combustion gases or vapours possible in the event of fire
5.3 Special Protective Equipment for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear Protective eye wears, gloves and clothing. Refer to
Section 8
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5.4 Additional Information (Precautions)
Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with Skin, Eyes and Clothing.
Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet. Prevent Fire Extinguishing water from
contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Advice for non-emergency personnel: Avoid inhalation of dusts. Avoid substance contact. Ensure
adequate ventilation. Evacuate the danger area, observe emergency procedures, consults an expert.
6.2 Environmental precautions:
Do not let products enter drains.
6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Sweep up and containerize for disposal. Avoid generating dusts. Always obey local regulations. Clean up
spill immediately. Observe precautions of protective equipment.
6.4 Reference to other sections:
Disposal considerations: see section 13
For personal protection: see section 8

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
7.1 Precautions for Safe Handling
Follow good hygiene procedure when handling chemical materials. Wash hands before breaks and
immediately after handling the product. Do not eat, drink, smoke or use personal products when handling
chemical substances. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Minimize dust generation.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Keep tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Store with like hazards. Keep away from
food, drink and animal feeding stuffs. Protect from moisture.
7.3 Specific end use(s):
No Special Instruction
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SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
8.1 Control Parameters:
Other information on limit values: –
TLV: N/A
OSHA PEL: N/A
OSHA PEL TWA (Total Dust): 15 mg/m3
ACGIH TLV TWA (Inhalable Particles): 10mg/m3
8.2 Exposure Controls:
Appropriate Engineering Controls: Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be
available in the immediate vicinity of use or handling. Normal ventilation is adequate. Remove
contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.
Personal Protective Equipment:
 Eye/face protection: Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Do not wear contact lenses.
 Skin protection: Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous
substance at the work place. Long sleeved clothing, Lightweight protective clothing
 Hand Protection: Protective gloves complying with EN 374. Nitrile Rubber gloves the suitability for a
specific workplace should be discussed with the producers of the protective gloves. Gloves Thickness –
0.11 mm and Break through Time – > 480 min
 Respiratory Protection: Required when dusts are generated.
Recommended Filter type: Filter P 2 (acc. to DIN 3181) for solid and liquid particles of harmful
substances
The entrepreneur has to ensure that maintenance, cleaning and testing of respiratory protective devices are
carried out according to the instructions of the producer. These measures have to be properly documented.
 Control of Environmental Exposure: No special environmental precautions required.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties:
Physical state and appearance: White Powder
Odour: Odourless
Odour Threshold: Not Applicable
Taste: Sweetish, astringent
Color: White
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pH Value: 7.0 – 8.5 in aqueous solution, 25 °C.
Molecular Weight: 144.11 g/mol
Melting Point: >300°C (572°F)
Boiling Point: > 450 °C – < 475 °C, at 1,013 hPa, Method: OECD Test Guideline 103
Flash Point (Closed Cup): > 100 °C
Critical Temperature: Not Available
Specific Gravity: 1.4 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not Applicable
Vapor Density: 4.97 (Air =1)
Relative Density: 1.440 g/cm3
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): log Pow: -2.13
Volatility: Not available
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water
Solubility: Easily soluble in cold water & hot water
9.2 Other information:
Molecular Formula: C7H5O2Na
Molecular Weight: 144.11 g/mol
Ignition Temperature: > 500 °C

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
10.1 Reactivity: Risk of Dust explosion
10.2 Chemical Stability: Stable under standard ambient condition (Room Temperature)
10.3 Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Violent reactions possible with strong oxidizing agents and strong
Acids.
10.4 Conditions to Avoid: Dust generation. Exposure to moisture or water
10.5 Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, Strong Acids, Ferric Salts
10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon oxides, Sodium oxides

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
11.1 Information on toxicological effects:
Product Information:
Toxicology data for the components:
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LD50 Oral LD50 Dermal
3140 mg/kg Not Available
Remark: – Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach/intestinal disorders inhalation Symptoms: Possible symptoms:, mucosal irritations Skin contact Rabbit
Result: – No Irritation Eye contact Rabbit
Result: – Irritation. Causes serious eye irritation

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
12.1 Toxicity:
Aquatic Toxicity:
Toxicity to fish: flow-through test LC50 Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow): 484 mg/l; 96 h
Analytical monitoring: yes
US-EPA
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: Static test EC50 Daphnia magna (Water flea): >
100 mg/l; 48 h (ECHA)
Toxicity to algae: Static test ErC50 Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae): > 100 mg/l; 72 h
Analytical monitoring: yes
OECD Test Guideline 201
12.2 Persistence and degradability Persistence:
Biodegradation
ca. 90 %; 28 d; aerobic
OECD Test Guideline 301B
Readily biodegradable
12.3 Bio Accumulative Potential:
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/waterlog Pow: -2.27
(calculated) (Lit.) Bioaccumulation is not expected.
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12.4 Mobility in soil: Not Available
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB Aassessment:
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not conducted.
12.6 Other Adverse Effects:
Surface tension72.9 mN/m at 20 °C
Method: OECD Test Guideline 115
Similar to water Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
13.1 Waste Treatment Methods:
Waste material must be disposed of in accordance with the national and local regulations. Leave
chemicals in original containers. No mixing with other waste. Handle uncleaned containers like the
product itself.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Land Transport
(ADR/RID)
Air Transport
(IATA)
Sea Transport
(IMDG)
14.1 UN number Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
14.2 Proper shipping name
14.3 Class
14.4 Packing group
14.5 Environmentally hazardous
14.6 Special precautions for user
14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code
Not Relevant
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SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
 Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Sodium benzoate
 Other Regulations:
OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). EINECS: This
product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
Other Classifications:
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada)
DSCL (EEC): R20/21/22- Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R36/38- Irritating
to eyes and skin. R63- Possible risk of harm to the unborn child. S24/25- Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
 HMIS (U.S.A.):
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 1
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protection: E
 National Fire Protection Association (USA):
Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Special Hazards:
 Protective Equipment:
Gloves, Lab coat, Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Wear
appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Safety glasses use.

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any
specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
 Legend:
CAS – Chemical Abstracts Service , TSCA – United States Toxic Substances Control Act Section 8(b) Inventory ,
EINECS/ELINCS – European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances/EU List of Notified
Chemical Substances, RPE – Respiratory Protective Equipment, LD50 – Lethal Dose 50%, LC50 – Lethal
Concentration 50%, EC50 – Effective Concentration 50%, Water, PBT – Persistent, Bio accumulative, Toxic,

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