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Benzoic acid

ReagentPlus®, 99%

  • CAS Number 65-85-0

  • Linear Formula C6H5COOH

  • Molecular Weight 122.12

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 636131

  •  EC Number 200-618-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00002398

  •  eCl@ss 39023903

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24846920

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Properties

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grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   4.21 (vs air)
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 132 °C)
InChI Key   WPYMKLBDIGXBTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   99%
form   crystalline
autoignition temp.   1061 °F
packaging   poly bottle of 500 g
bp   249 °C (lit.)
mp   121-125 °C (lit.)
solubility   water: soluble 2.9 g/L at 25 °C

Description

General description

Benzoic acid is an organic aromatic monocarboxylic acid. It reacts with hydrogenating reagents to afford hexahydrobenzoic acid. On decomposition (by heating) in the presence of lime or alkali, it affords benzene and carbon dioxide. It can be synthesized by the cobalt or manganese catalyzed atmospheric oxidation of toluene.

Application

Benzoic acid may be employed as a standard in the quantitative and calorimetric studies. It may be employed as an intermediate in the following syntheses:
• paints
• pigments
• varnish
• wetting agents
• aroma compounds
• benzoyl chloride
• benzotrichloride

Packaging

3 kg in poly drum

500 g in poly bottle

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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

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