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Benzyl Benzoate Properties

Benzyl Benzoate

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Benzyl benzoate is the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It may be used as an antiparasitic insecticide to kill the mites responsible for the skin condition scabies. It is used as a fixative in fragrances to improve the stability and other characteristics of the main ingredients and as a food additive in artificial flavors. It is also used as a plasticizer in cellulose and other polymers and as a solvent for various chemical reactions.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 323 °C
CAS Number 120-51-4
ChEBI 41237
Density 1.12 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-402-9
HS Code 29163100
InChI 1S/C14H12O2/c15-14(13-9-5-2-6-10-13)16-11-12-7-3-1-4-8-12/h1-10H,11H2
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point 18 °C
Molar Mass 212.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C14H12O2
RTECS Number DG4200000
Refractive n20/D 1.568
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Benzyl Alcohol Benzoic Ester;Benzyl Benzoate