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benzoic acid technical grade

Product name benzoic acid technical grade
GOST 6413-77
CAS 65-85-0

Benzoic acid (E210) is a colourless crystalline solid and the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid; soluble in methanol, diethyl ether, partly soluble in water.


  • Benzoic acid is produced commercially by partial oxidation of toluene with oxygen at 130-160°C and 308-790 kP with catalytic amounts of cobalt or manganese naphthenate. The process uses cheap raw materials, proceeds in high yield.
  • by benzotrichloride C6H5CCl3 or benzonitrile hydrolysis;


  • Benzoic acid and its salts are used as a food preservative. The effectivity of benzoic acid and benzoate is depending on the pKa of the food.
  • Antiseptic in medicine, perfumery, cosmetics;
  • In production of phenol, caprolactam, benzoyl chloride;

  • Manufacturer(s) OJSC Altaichimprom
    LTD Baltic Enterprise
    Chemical structure of benzoic acid

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