W213128 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzoic acid

natural, ≥99.5%, FCC, FG

  • CAS Number 65-85-0

  • Linear Formula C6H5COOH

  • Molecular Weight 122.12

  •  FEMA Number 2131

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 636131

  •  EC Number 200-618-2

  •  Council of Europe no. 21

  •  MDL number MFCD00002398

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900869

  •  Flavis number 8.021

  •  NACRES NA.21



Related Categories A - D, A-B, A-D, Alphabetical Listings, Benzoic Acid and Benzoic Acid Solutions,
Quality Level   400
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
Agency/Method   meets purity specifications of JECFA
reg. compliance   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
autoignition temp.   1061 °F
packaging   fiber drum of 5 kg
bp   132-133 °C/10 mmHg
  249 °C (lit.)
mp   121-125 °C (lit.)
solubility   water: soluble (2.9 g/l at 25 °C)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   balsam
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance 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)


General description

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


1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

5 kg in fiber drum

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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Flash Point(F) 
249.8 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
121 °C - closed cup

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