Benzyl benzoate CAS 120-51-4

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Benzyl benzoate CAS 120-51-4

CAS NO.: 120-51-4
Molecular formula: C14H12O2
Appearance: Colorless liquid
Purity: 99.0%
Molecular weight: 212.24
EINECS NO.: 212.24

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Benzyl benzoate Quick detail:

Benzyl benzoate, colorless oily liquid, melting point 21°C. The boiling point is 324°C. The flash point is 146°C. not soluble in water. Slightly soluble in malonylphthalide. Soluble in oil, ethanol, ether. It has a light almond-like aroma and is spicy. It can be obtained by synthesis reaction using sodium benzoate and benzyl chloride as raw materials. It is mainly used as a solvent for artificial musk, vanillin and other fragrances, as a fixative for floral fragrances, and as a blending fragrance for ylang-ylang and other fragrances. Clinically used for scabies, but also for body lice, head lice and pubic lice.

CAS NO.: 120-51-4
Molecular formula: C14H12O2
Appearance: Colorless liquid
Purity: 99.0%
Molecular weight: 212.24
EINECS NO.: 212.24


Benzyl benzoate Specification:

AppearanceAppearancecolorless transparent liquid
Fragrancelight scent of flower
Acidity(ml,0.1N NaOH 2.0g)≤0.2
Specific Gravity(20℃, kg/ m3)1118—1122
Refractive Index(ηD20)1.568—1.570
Freezing Point(℃)≥17.0
Sulphate Ash(%)≤0.2
Minim Chlorinitynegative reaction


Benzyl benzoate Application:

1. Used as a solvent and flavor fixative for musk, and as a substitute for camphor in celluloid. Also used as a plasticizer, especially when nitrocellulose is mixed with resin, it can be mixed with diethyl or dibutyl phthalate. In addition, it is also used to formulate whooping cough medicine, asthma medicine, insect repellent and acaricide.
2. Mainly used as a fixative. It is used in the preparation of fruit flavors such as strawberry, pineapple, cherry, and wine flavors, and also used in daily chemical flavors such as jasmine, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, gardenia, tuberose, and lilac. The amount used in gum is 280mg/kg; 39mg/kg in candy; 33mg/kg in baked goods; 45mg/kg in soft drinks; 12mg/kg in cold drinks.
3. Used as a solvent for cellulose acetate and nitrocellulose. Plasticizer for plastics. Fragrance fixative.
4. It is widely used in daily chemical flavor formulations, mainly used as filler flavoring agent, and often used as a diluent for many highly viscous synthetic flavors.



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