Benzyl Benzoate

EP, USP (Tested for Endotoxin & Microbes)

CAS #:


Molecular Formula:



Benzoic Acid Phenylmethyl Ester, Benzyl Alcohol Benzoic Ester

Molecular Weight:

212.25 g/mol


Benzyl Benzoate, USP is used as an antiparasitic insecticide against human scabies. It is an easily prepared compound and the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid. Used as an antiparasitic insecticide against scabies mites, it is also used as a solvent, food additive and plasticizer.

Characters Unit Specification
Appearance colourless or almost colourless liquid
Assay % 99,0-100,5
Identification complies
Solubility insoluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96 per cent), with methylene chloride and with fatty and essential oils
Aldehydes (as benzaldehyde) % max. 0,05
Specific gravity (25°C) 1,116 – 1,120
Relative density (20°C) 1,118 – 1,122
Congealing temperature °C min. 18,0
Refractive index 1,568 – 1,570
Acidity complies
Sulphated ash % max. 0,1
Residual Solvents (Ph. Eur., USP) According to requirements

Shelf Life/Retest Date: Benzyl Benzoate can be kept for at least 1 and half years if stored under recommended conditions.

Storage/Shipping Conditions:

  • Keep only in the original container in a cool well-ventilated place.
  • Keep away from incompatibles.
  • Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
  • Avoid prolonged storage periods
  • Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.

Pack Sizes: 5 Kg

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