A fungistatic compound that is widely used as a food preservative. It is conjugated to GLYCINE in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid.


Copper benzoate is the chemical compound derived from the cupric ion and the conjugate base of benzoic acid. As copper emits blue when heated in a flame, this salt has found some use as a source of blue light in fireworks. Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Copper is an essential elements in plants and animals as it is required for the normal functioning of more than 30 enzymes. It occurs naturally throughout the environment in rocks, soil, water, and air. (L277, L278, L284)

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