Solid benzoic acid powder is derived from gum benzoin and is present naturally in many plants, even though its name sounds like something cooked up in a laboratory.
It is present in most fruits, but especially berries, and can also be found in cinnamon, cloves, mushrooms and some types of dairy foods which are fermented.
Benzoic acid has been used to help treat skin inflammation and irritations like minor burns, insect bites, eczema and fungal infections. Its purpose is to prevent infections, and it is often teamed with salicylic acid, which is used to help the skin shed its dead cells.
In the early part of the 20th century, it was used as an analgesic, an antiseptic and as an expectorant. And it may still be used in some products that tackle these problems today.
Benzoic acid – also known as E210 – is used widely in the manufacturing and preserving of food thanks to its antimicrobial activity. Tests have shown its ability to inhibit the growth of mould, yeast and some other bacteria and it is most commonly used in fizzy drinks, icings, jams, prepared salads, soy sauce and pastry fillings.
For the same reason, the substance is also used in cosmetics to help give them longevity and ward off bacteria that may spoil them. Manufacturers often use the inactive salt of benzoic acid called sodium benzoate, which is water-soluble. Joseph Flach & Sons also supply sodium benzoate in bulk to many industries.
Benzoic acid is frequently used in industrial settings, where its carboxylic acid reaction is used for phenol production. This mildly acidic solid is used as a disinfectant and so commonly used in mouthwashes and household cleaners. It is also used in the production of plastics.
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