Benzoic Acid

Benzoic Acid is a colorless crystalline solid and the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. It is an important precursor for the synthesis of many other organic substances. Benzoic acid and its salts are used as a food preservatives.

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  • Food Preservatives

    Benzoic acid and its salts are used as a food preservative. Benzoic acid inhibits the growth of mold, yeast and some bacteria. It is either added directly or it is created from reactions with its sodium, potassium or calcium salt.

    Benzoic Acid is used as preservative in different kinds of foods including fruit juices, soft drinks, pickles, barbecue sauces and salad dressings.

  • Pharmaceutical

    Benzoic acid is a constituent of Whitfield Ointment which is used for the treatment of fungal skin diseases such as tinea, ringworm and athlete's foot. It is also considered an effective treatment for acne.

  • Industrial

    Benzoic Acid is used in the production of glycol benzoates for the application of plasticizer in adhesive formulations. The organic compound is also used in the manufacture of alkyd resins and drilling mud additive for crude oil recovery applications. It is also used as a rubber polymerization activator and retardant.

Typical Properties
Product Name Benzoic Acid
Molecular Formula C7H6O2
Molecular Weight 122.12 g/mol
Description White Crystalline powder
CAS No. 7446-20-0
Typical Analysis
Assay 99.0 – 100.5%
Free Acid pH > 4.4
Loss on Drying 33.0 - 36.5%
Lead (Pb) Less than 10 ppm
Cadmium (Cd) Less than 5 ppm
Arsenic (As) Less than 3 ppm
Mercury (Hg) Less than 2 ppm