Benzyl Benzoate

Quick Details:

  • Alias: Benzoic acid benzyl ester
  • Purity : 99%
  • CAS Registry Number: 120-51-4
  • Einecs No: 204-402-9
  • Type: Synthetic Flavour & Fragrance
  • Storage: in dry cool place,keep container closed tightly,well ventilated.
  • Lead time :within 24 hours upon receipt of payment
  • Delivery time : 4-6 working days by Air for quantity less than 200kgs
  • Appearance:colorless to pale yellow transparent liquid


Product Description


Product name benzyl benzoate
Other name Benzoic acid benzyl ester;
CAS register number 120-51-4
EINECS 204-402-9
Molecular formula C14H12O2
Molecular weight 212.24
Melting point 17 ºC
Assay 99% min




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.

Usage: 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.

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.


Solubility :


practically insoluble




Item Spec.
Appearance Colorless or pale yellow transparent viscous liquid
Assay 99% min
Moisture 0.3 % max
Color 80 max
Ash 0.1% max
Melting point 17.0 oC min
Refraction index 1.568-1.570
Density(20 oC) 1.118-1.122
Acidity(0.1N NaOH/2g) 0.2 ml max


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