Benzoic acid, potassium salt; [ChemIDplus]
Organic Acids, Metal Salts
White solid; [Reference #1] White powder; [Aldrich MSDS]
Used as a preservative for pharmaceuticals; [ChemIDplus] Used as a preservative in non-alcoholic beverages; [OECD SIDS: Benzoates - 2001]
Quickly metabolized and excreted in urine; Dissociates in physiological conditions forming benzoic acid; Expected to be non-irritating to skin and mildly irritating to eyes, based on a closely related compound (sodium benzoate); Sodium benzoate is not sensitizing in animal studies, but has rarely produced non-immunological contact urticaria in human patch test studies; The benzoates give no evidence for carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, or developmental toxicity; [OECD SIDS: Benzoates - 2001] TLV Basis: kidney changes; [ACGIH] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]
2.5 mg/m3, inhalable particulate matter, measured as benzoate
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