Product Name:benzyl benzoate (BB)
Synonym: Benzoic acid benzyl ester
CAS Number :120-51-4
Appearance:transparent oily liquid
1. Packing Material: Plastic Drum
2. Net Weight: 225kg/ Drum,1100kg/IBC Drum
Storage:Keep in cool dry and ventilated place,keep container closed tightly
Benzyl benzoate is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2O2CC6H5. It is the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It forms either a viscous liquid or solid flakes and has a weak, sweet-balsamic odor. It occurs in a number of blossoms (e. g. tuberose, hyacinth) and is a component of Balsam of Peru and Tolu balsam. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.
What is BB Used for?
Benzyl benzoate is used as anacaricide, scabicide, and pediculicide in veterinary hospitals. It is also a repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is an effective and inexpensive topical treatment for human scabies.It has vasodilating and spasmolytic effects and is present in many asthma and whooping cough drugs. Other uses of benzyl benzoate are dye carrier, solvent for cellulose derivatives,plasticizer, and fixative in the perfume industry.
Production: Benzyl benzoate is produced industrially by the reaction of sodium benzoate with benzyl alcohol in the presence of a base. Alternatively, it is produced by transesterification of methylbenzoate and benzyl alcohol. It is also a byproduct of benzoic acid synthesis by toluene oxidation. It can also be generated by the Tishchenko reaction of benzaldehyde, using sodium benzylate and aluminium benzylate as catalysts.
|Items of Analysis||BP2000||Perfumery Grade|
|Appearance||yellowish transparent liquid||colorless transparent liquid|
|Fragrance||-||light scent of flower|
|Acidity(ml,0.1N NaOH 2.0g)||≤0.2||≤0.2|
|Specific Gravity(20°C, kg/ m3)||1118-1122||1118-1122|
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