Benzoic acid (CAS 65-85-0)

Benzoic acid (CAS 65-85-0)


Benzoic acid (CAS 65-85-0)

Benzoic acid /bɛnˈzoʊ.ɪk/ is a white (or colorless) solid with the formula C6H5CO2H. It is the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. The name is derived from gum benzoin, which was for a long time its only source. Benzoic acid occurs naturally in many plants and serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites. Salts of benzoic acid are used as food preservatives. Benzoic acid is an important precursor for the industrial synthesis of many other organic substances. The salts and esters of benzoic acid are known as benzoates.

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Industries: Paints and varnishes, Household chemicals, Adhesives, oils, greases, Feed industry, Resins, plastics, polyurethanes

CAS number: 65-85-0
WE number: 200-618-2
Chemical formula: C6H5COOH
Molar mass: 122,12 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29163100

Other physical properties

pH: 2,5 -3,5 ( 1,5 g/l H2O, 20°C )
Melting / freezing point: 121 – 123°C
Boiling point / range: 249°C
Relative density: 1,32 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 2,9 g/l (20°C)

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25 kg bag