Benzoic Acid Crystal 99.5% Lab Grade *

Precursor For The Industrial Synthesis Of Organic Substances


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About Benzoic Acid Crystal 99.5% Lab Grade

Benzoic Acid, also known as Dracylic Acid, Benzenecarboxylic Acid, and Carboxybenzene, has the chemical formula C7H6O2 or C6H5COOH. It appears as white crystal scales or needles with faint urine, almond odor. Benzoic Acid possesses a slightly bitter taste and is nearly insoluble in Water; very soluble in Ethanol at ambient conditions.

The name is derived from gum benzoin, which was for a long time its only source. Benzoic Acid occurs naturally in many plants and serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites. Salts of Benzoic Acid are used as food preservatives. Benzoic Acid is an important precursor for the industrial synthesis of many other organic substances. The salts and esters of Benzoic Acid are known as Benzoates.

Chemically pure or Laboratory reagents are the two terms often used to describe Lab Grade chemicals. Lab Grade chemicals do not meet any accepted quality or purity requirements such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, and the FCC Grade, despite their acceptable purity.

Common Uses and Applications

  • Reagent
  • Chemical precursor
  • Herbicide
  • Volumetric and calorimetric analysis
  • Synthesis of dyes
  • Curing of tobacco


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Benzoic Acid Crystal 99.5% Lab Grade Specifications

Assay 99.5-100.5%
Congealing Range 121-123C
Water 0.7%
Readily Carbonizable Substances To Pass Test
Residue on Ignition 0.05%
Heavy Metals 10ug/g
Readily Oxidizable Substances To Pass Test
Chlorinated Compounds 300 ppm
Phthalic Acid To Pass Test
Loss on Drying 0.5%
Deoxyribonuclease To Pass Test

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