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242381 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzoic acid

ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

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Properties

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grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   4.21 (vs air)
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 132 °C)
InChI Key   WPYMKLBDIGXBTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.5%
form   crystalline
autoignition temp.   1061 °F
packaging   poly bottle of 25, 100, 500 g
  poly drum of 3 kg
impurities   MnO4- reducers, passes test
  ≤0.002% S compounds
  ≤0.005% CH3OH insol.
ign. residue   ≤0.005%
bp   249 °C(lit.)
mp   121-125 °C(lit.)
solubility   water: soluble (2.9 g/l at 25 °C)
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤0.005%
cation traces   heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm

Description

Packaging

25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

3 kg in poly drum

Application

Benzoic acid has been used in the preparation of vials for the HPLC analysis of various polyamines in biological fluids, tissues and isolated/cultured cells.
It may be employed as an intermediate in the synthesis of the following:
• paints
• pigments
• varnish
• wetting agents
• aroma compounds
• benzoyl chloride
• benzotrichloride
It may also be used to investigate the mechanism of complex addition reaction of hydroxyl radicals with various aromatic compounds.

General description

Benzoic acid is an organic aromatic monocarboxylic acid. It can be synthesized by the cobalt or manganese catalyzed atmospheric oxidation of toluene. Recently, benzoic acid has been prepared from toluene by employing TiO2 nanotubes electrode.
Benzoic acid reacts with hydrogenating reagents to afford hexahydrobenzoic acid. The thermal decomposition of the product in the presence of lime or alkali produces benzene and carbon dioxide.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Target organs 
Lungs
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
DG0875000
Flash Point(F) 
249.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
121 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

MSMLS Online Plate Map

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Keywords: Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

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