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calcium benzoate
benzoic acid, calcium salt (2:1)

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Name:calcium dibenzoate
CAS Number: 2090-05-3Picture of molecule3D/inchi
Other(deleted CASRN):1081802-93-8
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:218-235-4
Nikkaji Web:J38.386D
Molecular Weight:282.30850000
Formula:C14 H10 Ca O4
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Category:antimicrobial agents
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 FDA/DG SANTE Petitions, Reviews, Notices:
EU SANCO Calcium benzoate View - review
JECFA Food Additive: Calcium Benzoate
GSFA Codex: Calcium benzoate (213)
DG SANTE Food Additives:calcium benzoate
FDA Mainterm (SATF):2090-05-3 ; CALCIUM BENZOATE
FDA Regulation:
Subpart B--Requirements for Specific Standardized Margarine
Sec. 166.110 Margarine.

Subpart C--Antioxidants and Stabilizers
Sec. 178.2010 Antioxidants and/or stabilizers for polymers.
Physical Properties:
Appearance:white crystalline powder (est)
Assay: 99.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 248.00 to 250.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.012200 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 232.00 °F. TCC ( 111.11 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.895 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, slightly
 water, 2493 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: preservatives
American Elements
Calcium Benzoate 99%
Odor: characteristic
Use: Calcium Benzoate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium benzoate trihydrate
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium benzoate hydrate
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
antimicrobial agents
Recommendation for calcium benzoate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for calcium benzoate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of benzoic acid (E 210), sodium benzoate (E 211), potassium benzoate (E 212) and calcium benzoate (E 213) as food additives
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):2090-05-3
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EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :62425
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:1
calcium dibenzoate
 calcium dibenzoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:2090-05-3
Pubchem (cid):62425
Pubchem (sid):135021138
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Substances Added to Food (formerly EAFUS):View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 benzoic acid calcium salt
 benzoic acid calcium salt (2:1)
 benzoic acid, calcium salt (2:1)
 calcium dibenzoate


PubMed:The application of bioactive compounds from the food industry to control mold growth in indoor waterborne coatings.
PubMed:Unique in vitro and in vivo thrombopoietic activities of ingenol 3,20 dibenzoate, a Ca(++)-independent protein kinase C isoform agonist.
PubMed:Implementation of high resolution 43Ca solid state NMR spectroscopy: toward the elucidation of calcium sites in biological materials.
PubMed:Dual regulation of the cardiac L-type calcium channel in L6 cells by protein kinase C.
PubMed:Inflammation and inflammatory agents activate protein kinase C epsilon translocation and excite guinea-pig submucosal neurons.
PubMed:Structure and physical stability of hydrates and thermotropic mesophase of calcium benzoate.
PubMed:Investigation of PKC isoform-specific translocation and targeting of the current of the late afterhyperpolarizing potential of myenteric AH neurons.
PubMed:Inhibition of steel corrosion by calcium benzoate adsorption in nitrate solutions: theoretical and experimental approaches.
PubMed:The effects of calcium benzoate in diets with or without organic acids on dietary buffering capacity, apparent digestibility, retention of nutrients, and manure characteristics in swine.
PubMed:A potential role for protein kinase C-epsilon in regulating megakaryocytic lineage commitment.
PubMed:Induction of thymocyte apoptosis by Ca2+-independent protein kinase C (nPKC) activation and its regulation by calcineurin activation.
PubMed:Regulation of thymocyte lineage commitment by the level of classical protein kinase C activity.
PubMed:Distinct structure-activity relations for stimulation of 45Ca uptake and for high affinity binding in cultured rat dorsal root ganglion neurons and dorsal root ganglion membranes.
PubMed:Possible involvement of protein kinase C in gonadotropin and growth hormone release from dispersed goldfish pituitary cells.
PubMed:Mechanism(s) by which activation of protein kinase C is coupled to prostacyclin synthesis in granulosa cells.
PubMed:Mechanisms of secretory responses to gonadotropin-releasing hormone and phorbol esters in cultured pituitary cells. Participation of protein kinase C and extracellular calcium mobilization.
PubMed:Catalytic and receptor-binding properties of the calcium-sensitive phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (protein kinase C) in swine luteal cytosol.
PubMed:Activation of protein kinase C by ganglioside GM3 in the presence of calcium and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate.
PubMed:The effect of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate and other tumor promoters on the colony formation of rat tracheal epithelial cells in culture.
PubMed:Calcium- and cyclic AMP-regulated protein kinases of bovine central-nervous-system myelin.
PubMed:Effects of tumor promoters and extracellular calcium on the growth of normal, transformed and temperature sensitive rat liver epithelial cells.
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