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Benzyl Benzoate

Product Name:Benzyl Benzoate
Alias: Benzoic acid benzyl ester,Benzyl Benzoate,spasmodin,ascabiol,Benzoic acid phenylmethyl ester
Purity : 99%
CAS Registry Number: 120-51-4
Einecs No: 204-402-9
Molecular formula:C14H12O2
Molecular weight:212.24
Melting point:17 oC
Grade:Industrial Grade
Appearance:Colorless to pale yellow transparent liquid
Solubility:practically insoluble
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Description

Description


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.


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.


Application


Benzyl benzoate is used as an acaricide, 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.


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