Benzoic acid, 99%

Brand: Alfa Aesar

Manufacturer Part Number: A14062.30


UNSPSC: 12352106

Code: NEW

Additional Details:
Additional Details: CAS Number: 65-85-0 Weight: 0.01000kg

Product Code. 11457986

Quantity Price
1 £ 10.6 / 250g
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 25-01-2017
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Description and Specification

Benzoic acid is an important precursor for the preparation of many other organic substances viz. benzoyl chloride, benylbenzoate, phenol, sodium benzoate, benzyl alcohol as well as benzoate plasticizers such as glycol-, diethhyleneglycol- and triethyleneglycol esters. Benzoic acid and its salts are used as food preservatives. It is involved in rubber polymerization as an activator and a retardant. It is the main component of benzoin resin and is a constituent of Whitfield’s ointment, which is used for the treatment of fungal skin diseases such as tinea, ringworm and athlete’s foot. It is widely used in cosmetics, dyes, plastics and insect repellents.

Soluble in acetone, benzene, chloroform, alcohol, diethyl ether, hexane and liquid ammonia. Slightly soluble in water.

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, reducing agents and strong bases.