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Benzyl benzoate

Benzyl benzoate is an organic compound with the molecular formula C14H12O2. It is a colorless oily liquid and is insoluble in water. It is mainly used as a solvent for artificial musk, vanillin and other spices, a fixative for floral flavors and a blending spice for ylang-ylang and other flavors.

Additional information

Application

Industry, Food industry, Medical

Shelf life

18 months

Storage conditions

Cool and dry place,avoid from direct shining

Product Details:

Benzyl benzoate is an organic compound with the molecular formula C14H12O2. It is a colorless oily liquid and is insoluble in water. Slightly soluble in propylene phthalide. Soluble in oil, ethanol and ether. It has a light almond-like aroma and a spicy taste. It can be obtained by carrying out a synthesis reaction using sodium benzoate and benzyl chloride as raw materials. It is mainly used as a solvent for artificial musk, vanillin and other spices, a fixative for floral flavors and a blending spice for ylang-ylang and other flavors.

Application areas

1. Used as a solvent for musk and a fixative for essences, and as a substitute for camphor in celluloid. It is also used as a plasticizer, especially when nitrocellulose is mixed with resin, it can be mixed with diethyl or dibutyl phthalate. In addition, it is also used to prepare whooping cough medicine, asthma medicine and used as insect repellent and acaricide.

2. Mainly used as a fixative. It is used to prepare fruit-based food flavors and alcoholic flavors such as strawberry, pineapple, and cherry, and is also used in daily chemical flavors such as jasmine, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, gardenia, tuberose, and lilac. The usage amount in gum is 280mg/kg; in candies 39mg/kg; in baked goods 33mg/kg; in soft drinks 45mg/kg; in cold drinks 12mg/kg.

3. Used as a solvent for cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate. Plasticizers for plastics. Fragrance fixative.

4. It is widely used in daily fragrance formulas, mainly as a filler and flavoring agent, and is also commonly used as a diluent for many highly viscous synthetic fragrances.

Storage and transportation characteristics

[Operational Precautions]

Closed operation, fully ventilated. Operators must undergo special training and strictly abide by operating procedures. It is recommended that operators wear self-priming filter dust masks, chemical safety glasses, and chemical-resistant gloves. Keep away from fire and heat sources. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the workplace. Use explosion-proof ventilation systems and equipment. Prevent fumes or dust from leaking into the workplace air. Avoid contact with oxidants, reducing agents, acids, and alkalis. When handling, load and unload with care to prevent damage to packaging and containers. Equipped with corresponding varieties and quantities of fire-fighting equipment and leakage emergency treatment equipment. Empty containers may be harmful residues.

[Storage Precautions]

Store in a cool, ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. Store separately from oxidants, reducing agents, acids, and alkalis, and avoid mixed storage. The warehouse is equipped with corresponding varieties and quantities of fire-fighting equipment. The storage area should be equipped with emergency release equipment and suitable containment materials.

[Transportation Precautions]

Before transportation, check whether the packaging container is complete and sealed. During transportation, make sure that the container does not leak, collapse, fall, or be damaged. It is strictly prohibited to mix and transport with oxidants, reducing agents, acids, alkalis, etc. When shipping, it should be isolated from the engine room, power supply, fire source and other parts. When transporting by road, follow the prescribed route.

 Specifications

Specification Standard
Appearance Colorless oily liquid
Identification Passesd test
Content, w% 99.0-100.5
Refractive index 1.566-1.571
Acidity (KOH)/(mg/g) ≤1.0
Freezing Point, ℃ ≥17
Chloride (CI), w/% Passesd test
Relative density(20℃/20℃) 1.118-1.122

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