Benzoic Acid

CAS No: 65-85-0
E No: E210
Einecs No: 200-618-2
HS Code: 2916310002
Molecular Formula: C7H6O2
Molar Mass: 122.12 g/mol

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Brief Contents:

  1. What is benzoic acid
  2. Production Data
  3. Uses
    3.1 Use as a precursor to plasticizer
    3.2 Use as a feed additive
    3.3 As a Food Preservative and a Precursor to other Benzoic Salt Preservatives
  4. Specification
    4.1 Appearance
    4.2 Purposes
    4.3 CAS Number
    4.4 EINECS
    4.5 Chemical formula
    4.6 Molar Mass
    4.7 Structure:
    4.8 Solubility:
    4.9 Melting Point:
    4.10 Boiling Point:
    4.11 Flash Point:
    4.12 Density:
  5. Others

What is Benzoic Acid

Benzoic acid is the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid.
It is used in the production of numerous industrial additives such as the Benzoate plasticizers, Together with several of its salts, are used as food&feed preservatives. It’s esters are common fragrances. In recent years, Benzoic acid is also found to be effective against piglets’ post-weaning diarrhea when administered as a feed additive.

Benzoic Acid Production Data

Benzoic Acid

Food Grade BP Benzoic Acid granular, powder, phenylformic acid powder
The quality conforms to BP / USP / E210 Standard.

Production Data
Items Index
Content 98-100.5%
Loss on drying ≤0.5% after drying for three hours over sulphuric acid
Melting range 121.5-123.5°C
PH About 4 (solution in water)
Arsenic ≤3 ppm
Lead ≤5 ppm
Mercury ≤1 ppm
Heavy metal (as pb) ≤10 ppm
Sulphated ash ≤0.05%
Positive sublimation test and test for benzoate Qualified with regulations
Readily oxidizable substances Qualified with regulations
Polycyclic acid Pass test
Chlorinated organic compounds ≤300 ppm
Appearance of solution Clarification, colorless
Shelf life 2 years

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Use of Benzoic Acid:

1. Use as a precursor to plasticizer:

Benzoic Acid is the ingredient needed in the production of Benzoate and Dibenzoate plasticizers. These plasticizers are mainly used in flooring, film, adhesives, and sealants.

Typical Benzoate plasticizers include Isodecyl Benzoate (IDB) and Isononyl Benzoate (INB). Common Dibenzoate plasticizers include Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate and Neopentylglycol Dibenzoate.

Although Phthalate plasticizers have been the most commonly used plasticizers in past decades, non-Phthalate plasticizers such as the Benzoates have been on the rise in recent years as regulatory bodies around the globe have come to realize the potential danger of Phthalates to human health.

2. Benzoic acid use as a feed additive

Pig farmers around the globe have been relying on Zinc Oxide to counter piglets’ Post-Weaning Diarrhea (PWD) for decades. Yet Zinc Oxide’s use has been restricted in recent years due to its severe environmental repercussions.

In face of the coming ban of Zinc Oxide in EU, and the growing restriction on its use globally, feed additive manufacturers have turned to Benzoic acid as an alternative,

either administered directly or applied with slow-releasing coatings, is effective in the prevention and mitigation of PWD.

It poses no harm to the environment due to its organic nature. Benzoic acid can also accelerate piglets’ fattening process.

3.Use as a Food Preservative and a Precursor to other Benzoic Salt Preservatives:

Benzoic acid is a powerful anti-septic agent widely used in food and animal feed. However, due to its poor solubility, it is often more preferable to use its salts instead. Its Sodium salt, Calcium salt, and Potassium salt are among the most common food preservatives in the modern food industry.

Benzoic Acid Specification


White Crystalline Powder with Various Particle Sizes for Various Purposes:

a.10-20 Mesh Flake
b.40-60 Mesh Coarse Powder
c.60-80 Mesh Standard Powder
d.80-150 Mesh Fine Powder
e.200+ Mesh Ultra-Fine Powder

CAS Number: 65-85-0


Formula: C7H6O2

Molar Mass: 122.12 g/mol


benzoic acid structure


It is easily soluble in alcohol, ether, and benzene, but poorly soluble in water (0.3 g of benzoic acid in 100 g of water at 20 °C).

Melting Point : 76°C – 76.5°C

Boiling Point: 249.3°C±9.0°C

Flash Point: 111.4±13.4°C

Density g/ml: 1.27 g/cm3

Molecular Weight Of Benzoic Acid: 122.12 g/mol


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