Benzoic Acid BP
Benzoic acid is a colorless crystalline solid and a simple aromatic carboxylic acid. Slightly soluble in water.
Benzoic acid is mainly consumed in the production of phenol by oxidative decarboxylation at 300−400 °C. It is a precursor to sodium benzoate and related preservatives. It is used for the treatment of fungal skin diseases.
Chemical Name: Benzoic Acid
Synonym: Benzenecarboxylic acid, Dracylic acid
Molecular Formula: C7H6O2
Molecular Weight: 122.1 g/mol
CAS No.: 65-85-0
|Characters||It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals.|
(a)Melting Point: 1210C to 1240C
(b)Gives the reaction of benzoates
|Solubility||Slightly soluble in water, soluble in boiling water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%) and in fatty oils|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and colorless|
|Carbonizable substances||The solution is not more intensely colored than the reference solution Y5|
|Oxidizable substances||Specified Test|
|Halogenated compounds and halides||Not more than 300 ppm|
|Heavy Metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Sulfated Ash||Not more than 0.1%|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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