Benzoic acid, p-hydroxy-, benzyl ester
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C14H12O3
Molecular Weight: 228.24
Appearance: white to pale yellow crystal.
Solubility: insoluble in water. soluble in ethanol.
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent antimicrobial, antibacterial, preservative abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as preservatives.
Preservatives in personal care products.
Use as intermediates. eg: synthesis of liquid crystals, dyes.
Thermosensitive color developing agent in dyes, recording paper.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.