Benzenesulfonic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzenesulfonic Acid Properties

Benzenesulfonic Acid

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Benzenesulfonic acid is an organic compound. It is the simplest aromatic sulfonic acid. The alkali metal salt of benzenesulfonic acid is used in the production of phenol and resorcinol. Benzenesulfonic acid is also used as an acidic catalyst in esterification and dehydration reactions. A variety of pharmaceutical drugs are prepared as salts of benzenesulfonic acid and are known as besylates or besilates.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 0.7
Appearance Colorless crystalline solid
Boiling Point 190 °C
CAS Number 98-11-3
Density 1.32 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-638-7
HS Code 29041000
InChI 1S/C6H6O3S/c7-10(8,9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,7,8,9)
Melting Point 51 °C
Molar Mass 157.17 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H5O3S
RTECS Number DB4200000
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Benzene Sulphonic Acid;Benzenesulphonic Acid;Phenylsulfonic Acid;BSA;Benzensulfonic Acid uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X