W213101

Sigma-Aldrich

Benzoic acid

≥99.5%, FCC, FG

Linear Formula:
C6H5COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
122.12
FEMA Number:
2131
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
636131
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
21
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.021
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

Agency/Method

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 184.1021

vapor density

4.21 (vs air)

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 132 °C)

assay

≥99.5%

form

powder or crystals

autoignition temp.

1061 °F

packaging

poly drum of 10, 25 kg
poly bottle of 1 kg

bp

132-133 °C/10 mmHg
249 °C (lit.)

mp

121-125 °C (lit.)

solubility

soluble, clear, colorless (95% ethanol, 1gm/3mL)

density

1.32 g/cm3 at 20 °C

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
Pb: ≤2 ppm

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

balsam

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

OC(=O)c1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H6O2/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,8,9)

InChI key

WPYMKLBDIGXBTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Benzoic acid is an organic acid that is used as an antimicrobial agent, flavoring agent and preservative in its sodium salt form.

Packaging

10 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle
25 kg in fiber drum

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Target Organs

Lungs

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives, 1, 249-252 (1997)
Dictionary of Food Compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, Flavors, and Ingredients, 141-141 (2012)
S Nacht et al.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 4(1), 31-37 (1981-01-01)
The transepidermal penetration and metabolic disposition of 14C-benzoyl peroxide were assessed in vitro (excised human skin) and in vivo (rhesus monkey). In vitro, the benzoyl peroxide penetrated into the skin, through the stratum corneum or the follicular openings, or both...
Renbo Wei et al.
Macromolecular rapid communications, 34(4), 330-334 (2013-01-03)
A new approach is developed to fabricate highly oriented mono-domain LCE nano/microstructures through micro-molding in capillaries. Gratings and microwires as two typical examples are fabricated and characterized by polarizing optical microscopy, optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The gratings with...
G C Tremblay et al.
Pharmacology & therapeutics, 60(1), 63-90 (1993-10-01)
Detoxification of sodium benzoate by elimination as a conjugate with glycine, a nonessential amino acid, provides a pathway for the disposal of waste nitrogen. Since 1979, sodium benzoate has been widely used in the therapeutic regimen to combat ammonia toxicity...

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