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B6630 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzyl benzoate

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.0%

Synonym: Benzoic acid benzyl ester

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Properties

Related Categories Building Blocks, C12 to C63, Carbonyl Compounds, Cell Biology, Chemical Synthesis,
grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 125 °C)
InChI Key   SESFRYSPDFLNCH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.0%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   896 °F
refractive index   n20/D 1.568(lit.)
bp   323-324 °C(lit.)
mp   17-20 °C(lit.)
density   1.118 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

250, 500 mL in glass bottle

Application

Benzyl benzoate has been used to:
• Prepare benzyl alcohol/benzyl benzoate (BABB) solution employed for enhancing the tissue transparency during the whole-mount immunostaining BABB method.
• Study its ability to induce an olfactory response in the third instar larvae of Drosophila melanogaster.
• Prepare Spalteholz fluid in combination with methyl salicylate, employed during LSFM (light sheet fluorescence microscopy) imaging.

General description

Benzyl benzoate is a benzyl compound that can be synthesized by reacting benzyl chloride with sodium benzoate in the presence of tetrabutylaramonium iodide. It is reported to be the key constituent in the essential oils isolated from leaves and stem bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Its toxicity has been assessed. The mechanism of thermal decomposition of benzyl benzoate has been investigated.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3082 9 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
DG4200000
Flash Point(F) 
316.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
158 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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